Energy Management

electricity rate relief

Canadian Property Management

Ontario attempts electricity rate relief

Shifts in the allocation of Ontario's Global Adjustment will benefit some electricity customers and further burden others, but proactive commercial real estate owners/managers are poised to be among the winners.
thermal metering

CondoBusiness

Thermal metering crosses the pond

Thermal metering, already widespread in Europe, is expected to gain traction in Canada as the technology becomes more accessible.
CDM incentives for portfolios

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario readying CDM incentives for portfolios

Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator was instructed to consult with local distribution companies to develop a pay-for-performance program that could be ready for launch in the fall of 2016.
boilers

Canadian Property Management

Summer Planning Tips for Chillers and Boilers

The retrofit process for boilers should start long before out-of-date or insufficient systems start to fail.
Germany flags

Canadian Property Management

Germany tops energy efficiency scorecard

No country is a candidate for the Dean's list, but Germany tops the rankings of 23 countries that account for three quarters of world energy consumption with a score of 73.5 out of 100. The average score is 51, although eliminating Saudi Arabia's exceptionally low performance would push it up to 53.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Vancouver developers to pursue zero emissions

The newly adopted plan sets out a two-part strategy to ensure that new buildings are as energy-efficient as possible and, perhaps more contentiously, do not rely on natural gas for space heating and hot water supply.
environmental performance indicators

Canadian Property Management

Environmental performance indicators surveyed

A companion metric to the Global Real Estate Transparency Index, the Sustainability Transparency Index uses a different scoring system tied to the availability of voluntary or compulsory methods of demonstrating a building's energy and environmental performance.
sustainability

REMI Network

HOOPP fetes industry with sustainability awards

HOOPP lauded property managers and tenants for excellence in energy performance and environmental sustainability at a ceremony in Vancouver.
LED Lights

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Promoting rebates makes waves in the Maritimes

Electricity customers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are gaining guidance from award-winning public education and advocacy efforts.

Canadian Property Management

Toronto Housing conservation strategies lauded

Canada's largest social housing provider, with a portfolio of nearly 60,000 units in 2,100 buildings, was among 16 organizations honoured at last night's 2016 Energy Star Canada Awards ceremony in Winnipeg.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Room needed atop energy performance scale

The high-performance design metric is envisioned to support the green building sector's pursuit of net-zero energy and provide a standardized, recognizable rating that would be useful for the real estate market.
UL Environment

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Rule tweak proposed for gas furnace retrofits

Proposed amendments to Canada's energy efficiency regulations would introduce more stringent minimum performance standards for 20 categories of appliances and equipment and modify some problematic existing requirements.
restructuring

Building Strategies & Sustainability

ASHRAE explores achievable energy savings

Researchers modelled a range of technically advanced and commonly used building systems and equipment that could collectively outperform the ASHRAE 90.1 standard for energy use by nearly 48 per cent.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily energy upgrades address income gap

Advocates for American low-income households are calling for more flexible financing options to improve energy efficiency in apartment buildings.
TD Centre

REMI Network

TD Centre releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Toronto-Dominion Centre’s (TD Centre) fourth annual sustainability report, released this week, shows the complex has surpassed new levels of achievement.
Macdonald Block

REMI Network

Six Energy Audit Tips for Building Managers

As utility costs continue to climb, it’s no surprise that building managers in both new and old buildings are experiencing increasing pressure from their tenants to take advantage of cost savings opportunities and to demonstrate that they have achieved the savings.
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Canadian Property Management

Alberta carbon fees to fund energy efficiency

As outlined in the 2016 Alberta budget, carbon fees will show up differently in the key utilities of electricity and natural gas, creating a blend of transparent and more nebulous new costs.