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Looking at energy efficient multigenerational living in Surrey Passive House

The City of Surrey's first multifamily Passive House is combining energy efficiency and multigenerational living in a progressive designed duplex building.

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Reminder - Proposals are due Friday! for the Grey to Green Conference 2017

This year's conference theme is quantifying green infrastructure performance, which will explore the most recent green infrastructure science, economic valuation, asset management, public policy developments, new technology, and best practices in design, installation, and maintenance.



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A look at the Canadian technologies picked as semi-finalists for the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize

Nine Canadian companies are among the 27 teams that have advanced to the semifinals, with innovations including harnessing photosynthesis to convert carbon and injecting CO2 into concrete.

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CaGBC is looking for Canada's Green Building Product of the Year

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce that the competition for the 2017 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award is now open. CaGBC initiated the Product of the Year award in 2015 to encourage Canadian companies to develop sustainable building products and materials to better support the green building industry. 

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A look at Hempcrete as an innovative eco-building material

Open-minded materials scientists and builders have discovered hemp's value as an eco-friendly building material.

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$150 homes in Africa revive ancient techniques to fight climate crisis

One creative enterprise is reaching back over 3,000 years for a solution, borrowing an architectural technique from the ancient Nubian civilization of latter-day Sudan to offer superior homes at minimal cost.

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10 companies thriving in the smart building sector

Leading manufacturers are working diligently to instrument and automate their systems through IoT hardware and software, so that commercial buildings can respond better to environmental stimuli or a company’s energy efficiency policies

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Canada & Quebec mark the start of construction of biomethanation facilities of the Societe d'economie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS)

The governments of Canada and Quebec are committed to combating climate change and fostering cleaner economic growth through green infrastructure projects. Officials of the governments of Canada and Quebec came to Varennes today to break ground, marking the start of construction of the biomethanation facilities of the Société d'économie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS).

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Passive house building boom shows low-carbon future may be closer than we think

This low-tech, “passive” approach to thermal comfort — in contrast to active approaches that rely on complex mechanical systems — is the cornerstone of the Passive House movement and a strategy used by thousands of green buildings around the world.

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EDF EN Canada’s Vulcan Solar Project receives Alberta Utilities Commission approval

The Vulcan Solar Project represents the largest development of a utility-scale solar project in Alberta and Western Canada. Once operational Vulcan Solar’s 300,000 ground-mounted solar PV panels will offset over 85,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. 

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Alberta energy efficiency promotion program to roll out in spring

Earlier this fall, the province launched the Alberta Energy Efficiency agency, which will be in charge of delivering the energy efficiency programs to homes, businesses and communities as the NDP's Climate Leadership Plan is rolled out.

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Avison Young becomes founding partner in the Carbon Impact Initiative

The CII brings industry leaders together to create long-term strategies that establish low-carbon built environments in Canada. To achieve this goal, CII members will work with government leaders to reduce the carbon impact of commercial buildings during all stages of development, from design to operations.

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Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change highlights green building as key strategy in achievement of 2030 targets

The Canada Green Building Council commends the Pan-Canadian Framework for its recognition of the building sector as an area critical to the reduction of emissions, as an aid in providing climate change resiliency, and as a means to driving innovation. 

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Calgary startup makes concrete stronger by injecting it with CO2

A Calgary startup has figured out a way to capture carbon dioxide gas inside concrete, asphalt and plastic.

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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre Earns LEED® Gold Certification

Hamilton Health Sciences has achieved another significant milestone in its path to environmental sustainability, earning LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification for the new Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC).

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