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Ontario supporting training in low carbon building skills

August 10, 2017 -

Ontario is helping workers thrive in the low-carbon economy with new support for apprentices, skilled trades, and other professionals from the building sector to develop green building skills. This initiative is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's...

Categories: News, Ontario

Toronto passes long-term climate action plan

July 5, 2017 -

City Council has approved Toronto's long-term path to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The TransformTO Pathway to a Low Carbon Future report recommends ambitious strategies and long-term goals to transform Toronto's urban systems – specifically buildings, energy, transportation...

Categories: News, Ontario

FCM offers access to regional climate advisors

June 13, 2017 -

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts. “We are proud to partner with the FCM to support local governments across Canada in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,”...

Categories: National, News

The wisdom of green infrastructure for Manitoba's future

May 23, 2017 -

As the Manitoba Government contemplates the shape and form of its carbon pricing and green plan, heeding the words of perhaps our greatest public intellectual might be prudent. “We shape the tools then the tools shape us,” said Marshal McLuhan, the Kelvin High School and University of Manitoba...

Categories: Features

Pilot projects announced for CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard

May 17, 2017 -

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced that 16 of Canada’s most innovative projects have been chosen to participate in a two-year pilot of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The standard, which assesses the carbon performance of commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings...

Categories: National, News

A new focus for infrastructure

April 7, 2017 -

Strong sustainable communities, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and projects that grow the economy will be the focus of federal government investment in infrastructure in the years ahead. In a panel discussion alongside Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, federal Minister of Infrastructure...

Categories: National, News

Supporting the Pan-Canadian Framework

December 14, 2016 -

The federal government’s release of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change has provided a roadmap for how this country will be guided towards a low carbon economy. The framework, which provides direction on carbon pricing, emissions reduction, resilience, and innovation, has...

Categories: Features

Toronto issues RFQ for low-carbon district energy

November 22, 2016 -

The City of Toronto has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking partnerships and ideas for large-scale development of low-carbon thermal energy networks/district energy solutions. The RFQ, currently listed at merx.com, states that: “The purpose of this RFPQ is to establish a list of up...

Categories: News, Ontario

CaBGC releases Zero Carbon Buildings Framework

November 2, 2016 -

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released a Zero Carbon Buildings Framework for the assessment of highly energy efficient buildings that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The framework is the first stage of a broader CaGBC Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative to champion the move to lower-carbon...

Categories: National, News

New tool available to assist with community energy plan implementation

October 18, 2016 -

An open source guide, the Community Energy Implementation Framework, designed to help communities move Community Energy Plans from a vision to implementation, was released in beta at QUEST2016 — Smart Energy Communities for Jobs, Infrastructure and Climate Action by the Community Energy Association...

Categories: National, News

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