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McCauley and Kinsmen community clubs getting energy efficiency upgrades

The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program is providing over $1 million to help modernize the McCauley and Kinsmen community clubs in Edmonton and area. For starters, $781,595 will help the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) of Edmonton & Area to make energy-efficient upgrades to the McCauley Club, located in the city’s McCauley community.

Help shape the 2025 editions of the National Model Codes

The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes invites you to have your say in third Public Review of proposed changes to the 2020 editions of the National Model Codes, in preparation for the 2025 editions. The National Model Codes are: National Building Code of Canada (NBC), National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC), National Fire Code of Canada (NFC), National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NEBC), and National Farm Building Code of Canada.

Where is largest portion of government’s cleantech spending being directed?

Government funding provided to businesses for energy-related R&D spending rose by 34.8% to $186 million in 2021, finds a report by Statistics Canada. In fact, an increase in government funding was recorded in all areas related to cleantech, with the largest portion being directed toward energy efficiency, at 39.2% ($73 million), followed by renewable energy resources, at 16.1% ($30 million).


Canal and Polar recognized for energy and emissions savings

Congratulations to Canadian firms Polar Engineering (Victoria, B.C.) and Canal Marine and Industrial (St. Catharines, Ont.) for realizing “significant energy and environmental savings”. Polar’s low-GWP, high-temperature heat pump has helped reduce natural gas use at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre by 90%. Canal built an electric power system for PortsToronto’s Marilyn Bell I—Canada’s first 100% electric, lithium-ion powered ferry. » Read more

Energy Star Canada recognizes this year’s champions

Natural Resources Canada congratulated 16 organizations and 11 buildings for winning 2023 Energy Star Canada Awards for advancing energy efficiency. These awards recognize organizations that have “demonstrated excellence in offering Canadians the most energy-efficient products and technology available on the market”. Congratulations to this lengthy list of honorees, which includes Building of the Year! » Read more

“Reduce operating costs by increasing energy efficiency in 2023” – white paper

“How to tackle the business cost of operating: Reduce operating costs by increasing energy efficiency in 2023” is the title of a brief white paper that explores ways in which industry can cut costs and reduce emissions through investments in energy technology. “High energy prices and concerns about energy security are having significant impacts on businesses,” reads the paper. “Investing in energy efficiency technology means businesses can simultaneously cut costs and reduce their emissions.” » Read more


The Buildings Show

November 29-December 1, Toronto » More info

ASHRAE Winter Conference 2024

January 20-24, Chicago, Ill. Held concurrently with AHR Expo. » More info

AHR Expo 2024

January 22-24, Chicago, Ill. Held concurrently with ASHRAE Winter Conference. » More info