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Toronto amps up climate leadership with new construction standards

October 13, 2017 The Atmospheric Fund

TORONTO – The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) welcomes yesterday’s adoption of the Toronto Green Standard for new buildings by the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee. City Council now has the chance to lock-in long-term carbon reductions by approving one 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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Eleven organizations urge national plan for energy-efficient buildings

August 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Eleven organizations, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), are calling on the federal government to implement a bold national plan for improving the energy efficiency of Canada’s buildings.  They offer 14 recommendations for key policies and programs for

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2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture honour outstanding buildings across Canada

May 26, 2016 Canadian Architect

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts today announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The biennial awards celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects. The jury

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Canadian LEED buildings have reduced over 1 million tonnes of CO2e in GHG emissions since 2005

April 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ottawa – Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced April 21st. Canadian LEED certified projects have now led to a cumulative reduction of over one million tonnes of CO2e in greenhouse