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VIDEO: RDH senior building science specialist John Straube on the thermal performance of buildings

July 25, 2017 RDH Building Science Laboratories

In a series of three short videos, RDH principal and senior building science specialist John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., talks about the key early design decisions that drive energy performance, the paths to code compliance, and the impact of thermal bridging

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Government of Canada invests in Nova Scotia’s clean technology sector

July 4, 2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 

OTTAWA – Canadians will benefit from a new innovation that reduces carbon dioxide emissions, conserves fresh water and leads to greener buildings as a result of a $510,000 investment by the Government of Canada. This investment will foster innovation in carbon

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PCA supports campaign to complete BC’s Site C Clean Energy Dam

June 9, 2017 Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

Vancouver – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is advocating for the completion of BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy dam. “There’s just too much at stake not to finish what was started,” said Paul de Jong, president of

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CaGBC honours Canada’s green building leaders at 2017 Leadership Awards

June 1, 2017 CaGBC

VANCOUVER, BC  – Canada’s green building projects and innovators were in the spotlight at the Vancouver Convention Centre last night, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) honoured the 2017 Leadership Award recipients as a part of Building Lasting Change,

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Canada Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. announce partnership

May 31, 2017 CaGBC

Vancouver, B.C. and Washington D.C – Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have signed an agreement in principle to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada), with final terms anticipated

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CaGBC launches Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard

May 30, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

VANCOUVER, BC –  The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has taken a major step toward achieving Canada’s climate change commitments with the launch of the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard. This highly-anticipated Standard assesses carbon use in commercial, institutional,

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PCL Construction joins Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge

May 2, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO – Today, Forests Ontario welcomes PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) as a major supporter of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge. Launched in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, the Green Leaf Challenge celebrates Ontario150 by inviting Ontarians

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Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc. joins EllisDon’s Carbon Impact Initiative

May 1, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Mississauga, ON —EllisDon announced last week that Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada – world leader in the manufacture, marketing, and sales of high efficiency HVAC technology – has become the latest partner to join the Carbon Impact Initiative. “EllisDon is thrilled

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Canada Green Building Council supports Ontario’s investments towards GHG reductions

April 28, 2017 Canada Green Building Council

OTTAWA, ON – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) commends the Ontario Provincial Government on the release of a budget that stayed true to its commitments to the Climate Change Action Plan. The CaGBC views investments in improving building energy

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EllisDon named a winner of Canada’s Greenest Employers competition

April 21, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga, ON — Today, EllisDon was announced as one of the winners of Canada’s Greenest Employers competition by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Now entering its 10th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an annual competition that recognizes organizations that lead

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Industry government partnership boosts Canadian clean technology’s reach

April 20, 2017 CarbonCure

San Jose, California – Yesterday, CarbonCure Technologies and Central Concrete Supply Co. Inc. , a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. welcomed Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Minister Catherine McKenna, at Central Concrete’s ready-mix plant in San Jose,

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Tech and innovation front and centre at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE

April 20, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

A forward-looking vision for construction and infrastructure took centre stage at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017, from the unveiling of the world’s first 3D-printed excavator and the new Tech Experience to the largest show floor in history and a stellar education

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CarbonCure’s CO2-infused process strengthens concrete

April 19, 2017 Nate Hendley

CarbonCure Technologies of Dartmouth, N.S. is looking to make concrete stronger and greener by infusing it with recycled carbon dioxide (CO2). The concept isn’t new, but CarbonCure’s process is. The company’s patented technology has been used in several recent construction

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Maple Reinders Consortium reaches financial close on Hamilton Biosolids Public-Private Partnership Project

April 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Mississauga, ON – Maple Reinders Group Ltd. announced that the Harbour City Solutions (HCS) consortium – in which it has a 50 per cent interest for design, construction and capital works – has reached financial close and has subsequently been awarded

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Canada Green Building Council supports Federal Government investment in a robust innovation agenda

March 23, 2017 CaGBC

OTTAWA – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) was pleased to see Budget 2017 support a low-carbon innovation agenda. The CaGBC views innovation in green building as key to accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy and meeting Canada’s 2030

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EllisDon set to complete second pilot project under Carbon Impact Initiative

February 23, 2017 On-Site Magazine

On Wednesday March 1, EllisDon will begin redevelopment of the historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works. Conversion of the 53,000-square-foot, Building 16, will create a year-round hub for thought leaders and citizen city builders to collaborate in building sustainable

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George Massey Tunnel Replacement project granted Environmental Assessment approval

February 15, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project, which includes: building a new 10-lane, clear span

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Bird Construction Inc. selected as preferred proponent on Hamilton biosolids project

January 31, 2017 Bird Construction Inc.

Bird Construction Inc. announced today that it is part of the Harbour City Solutions consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain, a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ontario. Bird has a

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CarbonCure named in the 2017 Global Cleantech Top 100

January 25, 2017 On-Site Magazine

CarbonCure’s retrofit technology chemically sequesters waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. Halifax’s CarbonCure Technologies, one of the world’s leading CO2-utilization technology providers, has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by

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Open source tool aims to reduce emissions in construction supply chain ​

January 11, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool project (CITT) started from the need to solve two key problems facing the construction industry – the pressing need to reduce GHG emissions, and the highly fragmented nature of supply chains. “In large infrastructure projects