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Green construction and retrofits on the upswing
Energy conservation is identified as the key motive for green construction and retrofits, surpassing all other reasons cited in newly released global survey results. The multi-question poll of 1,026 real estate owners, developers, contractors and design specialists in 69 countries also indicates steady growth in the green building sector with widespread adoption of rating systems and performance measurements.
BRE Innovation Park to accelerate sustainable buildings
At the Living City Campus at Kortright in Woodbridge, Ontario, roughly 15 kilometres north of Toronto, an innovation park will soon rise to become a ground-breaking environmental demonstration, research and education centre for the Canadian construction industry.
No contesting Earth Hour Challenge momentum
The commercial real estate sector's participation in Earth Hour leverages friendly competition to promote the potential for long-term energy savings.
Cut Energy Consumption with Sub-metering
Sub-metering is more advanced and affordable than ever. Sub-metering ensures each unit pays only for the amount of energy used, creating a fair system that residents can feel good about. Here's how to turn your multi-residential building into a high performance asset.
Ontario invests in social housing retrofits
Ontario is putting its new Climate Change Strategy into action by investing $92 million from the Green Investment Fund into social housing retrofits to take advantage of economic opportunities from clean technologies, improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Surrey facility to turn organic waste into biogas
A new organics biofuel processing facility in Surrey will be the first and largest of its kind in North America. When completed, the facility will be the first closed-loop, fully integrated organics waste management system that will play an integral role in achieving the city’s sustainability targets.
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Seneca opens engineering training centre
The Ontario government recently celebrated the opening of the Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre at Seneca College.
How to ensure hydronic heating system efficiency
In order for hydronic heating systems to run efficiently, system components have to be matched and sized correctly, while ongoing maintenance is key.

Infrastructure grapples wth climate change
With groundbreaking research now supporting climate change, sustainable leaders in the industry have been encouraging municipalities and building owners to grapple with potential risk and protect the value of assets.
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