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SOFIAC expands energy efficiency offer to all Canadians

Previously a Quebec-only player, SOFIAC announced it will now offer its financial and technical resources for energy efficiency measures in commercial and industrial sector businesses across Canada. Owners of buildings with overall annual energy expenditures of their portfolio totalling over $500,000 will now be able to tap SOFIAC’s solutions.

GreenStep and FortisBC providing energy advice to small businesses

FortisBC has teamed up with GreenStep Solutions Inc. to provide small- and medium-sized enterprises with free, customized energy advice “to increase awareness of energy-saving behaviors and rebate programs that could help reduce their energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and costs in their operations”.

Emissions Reduction Alberta still accepting applications for projects

“The Energy Savings for Business Program supports a critical component of the economy: small- and medium-sized businesses,” said Heather Stephens, ERA’s COO. “The program will give Alberta companies and contractors fast access to cost-effective incentives; it will accelerate the adoption of technologies that significantly reduce GHGs and help position Alberta as a leader in sustainable resource and energy use.”
Skeena residence passively over-performs on energy

Skeena residence passively over-performs on energy

UBC Okanagan’s $24.98-million Skeena Residence officially received Passive House certification. “Whether in the depths of winter or the blistering Okanagan summer, students often note the building temperature is incredibly stable and they hardly ever need to touch the thermostat,” said Shannon Dunn, UBCO’s director, Campus Operations. » Learn more

CAGBC’s unveils ZCB–Design Standard v.03

The Canada Green Building Council says its latest Zero Carbon Building–Design Standard (v.03) demonstrates “a continued commitment to getting more buildings to zero faster”. The document prioritizes reductions in carbon emissions and embodied carbon, says the council, and “encourages energy-efficient design that promotes good grid citizenship”. » Read more

The story of a man with a plan... for a zoo, and its poo

How does a facility like the Toronto Zoo manage the manure produced by its denizens? One could just dump it into a vacant field, or haul it off to landfill. Or, in the case of the Toronto Zoo Biogas Project, one could design a system to digest animal and food waste to produce electricity. » Read more

GMF awards over $3.2 million to 16 municipally led projects

Funding from the Green Municipal Fund’s (GMF) Community Buildings Retrofit (CBR) initiative will support 16 municipally led projects that will undertake retrofits and other upgrades to lower emissions and improve energy performance of community buildings. » Read more

BOMEX – BOMA Canada Annual Conference

Dates & Location: September 13-15, Charlottetown
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Light + Building

Dates & Location: October 2-6, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology

Dates & Location: October 27-28, Woodbridge, Ont.
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