Climate Change

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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Building sector brainstorms on extreme weather

Commercial real estate operators have a steadily accumulating inventory of lessons learned from extreme weather events, providing both motivation and insight to prepare for more climate volatility in the future.
GHG

REMI Network

B.C. enforces GHG reporting and compliance act

As of January 1, 2016, the new Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (GGIRCA) is expected to be enforced in British Columbia.
Six global parks up for Urban Open Space award

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Buildings Day to herald global climate Alliance

A new climate action alliance will tackle buildings-related sources that currently account for more than 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Ontario releases cap-and-trade program details

On November 16, 2015, Ontario’s MOECC posted details about Ontario’s proposed greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system to the Environmental Registry.
GHG

REMI Network

Road transportation failing GHG emissions target

Canada’s road transportation sector is unlikely to achieve an 80 per cent reduction target in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2050.
U.S. Clean Power Plan

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Canadian opportunities in U.S. Clean Power Plan

Canada's renewable energy and clean technology sectors could figure prominently and profitably in American states' efforts to comply with the recently introduced U.S. Clean Power Plan.
Green Building

REMI Network

Canada celebrates 2,466 LEED projects

The Canada Green Building Council has reported “strong growth” for LEED certified buildings in 2015.
carbon offsets

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Provinces pursue common regs for carbon offsets

Premiers Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard also announced plans to promote their teamwork at UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this December
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REMI Network

SDTC offers clean tech funding opportunities

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is offering funding for various clean-tech development projects within Canada.
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REMI Network

U.S. mayors act globally on climate change

The endeavour complements the Resilient Communities for America campaign, which has gained endorsement from local elected officials who have pledged to build cities and towns that can bounce back from extreme weather and economic challenges.
ground-breaking-energy-efficiency-research-project

Building Strategies & Sustainability

What is sustainability to the building sector?

A look at what sustainability means to some experts in the building industry and the way climate change has impacted the conversation.
energy monitoring

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Energy monitoring outside the building box

Many properties continue to fail in frequently monitoring their utility and energy consumption outside of the reporting scopes of building certifications.
Climate adaptation

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Climate adaptation priority in trilateral efforts

North America leaders endorsed a new five-year CEC plan for better environmental management decisions. Climate change adaptation is one focus area.
LEED

REMI Network

Canada earns top spot for LEED green buildings

Canada has placed first on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Top 10 Countries for LEED list for the second year in a row.
severe weather risks

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Resilient energy plans for severe weather risks

The Resilient Pipes and Wires Report argues that investment in climate change adaptation is imperative for safety, security and business continuity, and to avoid the staggering losses that can result from lack of preparedness.
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REMI Network

Ontario climate change award invites applicants

Climate change action champions are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Summit emboldens climate change fight

Subnational jurisdictions from across the Western Hemisphere gathered at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for The Climate Summit of the Americas.