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Boehmers uses captured CO2 to make stronger concrete blocks

September 7, 2017 Nate Hendley

Boehmers is a concrete block producer in Cambridge, Ont. with a new, carbon-dioxide (CO2) infused product said to be great for the environment and superior to traditional concrete blocks. The company has been selling the Carboclave block, as the product

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Carbon pricing alone can’t meet Canada’s GHG emission reduction targets

September 6, 2017 Conference Board of Canada  

OTTAWA – Carbon pricing will help Canada reduce emissions but the reductions will fall short of the government’s goal of a 30 per cent reduction from 2005 levels by 2030, according to a joint report by The Conference Board of Canada and The Canadian Academy of Engineering. Trillions of

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Canada’s existing buildings hold key to climate targets

September 5, 2017 Pembina Institute

VANCOUVER and TORONTO — Governments at all levels in Canada are moving toward requiring new homes and buildings to be constructed to low-carbon, ultra energy-efficient standards by 2030. But Canada still lacks a comprehensive strategy to achieve the significant reductions

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Report: Meeting Canada’s climate change goals will create a boom in construction jobs

August 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The Columbia Institute released a landmark study: Jobs for Tomorrow – Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions. Commissioned by Canada’s Building Trades Unions, this study explores the historic role of Canada’s construction industry and potential for low-carbon economy job growth as

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Canada leads with more than 100 LEED v4 registrations

August 1, 2017 CaGBC

OTTAWA, ON  – The Canadian green building movement is at the forefront of the global green building industry, with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announcing today that the country has now surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations, representing over 681,000

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Ontario’s first tall wood institutional building is to be constructed on the George Brown College campus

July 27, 2017 George Brown College

TORONTO – Continuing its leadership in the evolution of green and sustainable building methods, George Brown College plans to construct the province’s first Tall Wood institutional building. The planned 12-storey, carbon neutral facility will be home to a Tall Wood Building Research Institute.

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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