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NGen offers $100M for advanced manufacturing projects in cleantech

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada launched a call for proposals for its Sustainable Manufacturing Challenge, which seeks projects that support Canada’s path to net-zero GHG emissions, targeting challenges like emissions reduction. NGen will invest up to $35 million of Global Innovation Cluster funding, and will further raise more than $65 million from industry to launch $100 million in new collaborative projects.

Climate-focused education program “for tradespeople, by tradespeople”

Canada’s Building Trades Unions launched “Building it green”, heralding it as “the first comprehensive, climate-focused construction education curriculum designed for tradespeople, by tradespeople”. The curriculum will provide apprentices, trainers, and journeymen “with a deep understanding of how climate change and sustainability intersect with construction, and the impact they have on Canada’s future”.


McMaster embraces HVAC building automation platform to achieve better efficiency and building management

McMaster University wanted to upgrade many of its buildings to a flexible control platform to ensure better efficiency and building management, while simplifying the control of things such as air quality, temperature, and carbon emissions. The challenge lay in migrating legacy systems across campus—some with 1960s technology—and newly constructed, digitally enabled buildings. » Read more

“Tackling energy use in municipal and community buildings” – online GMF learning series

Registration is open for the Green Municipal Fund’s e-learning series “Tackling energy use in municipal and community buildings”. The four free, self-paced courses in the series aim to help learners identify and implement the best solutions for sustainability and significant GHG emissions reductions in buildings. » Read more

Ottawa injects $20M+ into New Brunswick’s Enhanced Energy Savings Program

The Government of Canada is supporting New Brunswick in carrying out its Enhanced Energy Savings Program, which is designed to help homeowners make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. Environment and Climate Change Canada says the program supports the installation of heat pumps, the improvement of insulation and air sealing and, among other measures, aims to help residents move away from home heating oil. » Read more

Building Controls & Solutions expands into Canada with acquisition

Building Controls & Solutions, a distributor of automation and control solutions and parts, has acquired Yorkland Controls Ltd., a player in the Canadian building controls, combustion controls, and parts industry. “By combining the strengths, expertise, and resources of BCS and Yorkland, we are creating a North American team that will set new standards in building automation and parts distribution [...]” said Eric Chernik, CEO, BCS. » Read more