Energy Management

GTA

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Ont private sector readies for energy reporting

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Green Energy Act signal the government's intention to mandate reporting of energy and water consumption in privately owned buildings.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

U.S. reps waylay energy performance standards

Newly passed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would enable a pullback on energy performance standards and thwart energy-saving initiatives with a payback period longer than 10 years.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Smart grid enables electricity demand response

Through a soon-to-be-launched demand response (DR) pilot program, Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) will assess the potential for reducing energy loads during periods of peak demand.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

BOMA calls for fairness in energy reporting

BOMA Toronto supports energy reporting and benchmarking, but stresses that it must be premised on encouraging continuous improvement rather than shaming weaker performers.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

LEED v4 users lag ahead of new deadline

LEED registrants appear to be taking full advantage of the deadline extension before the more rigorous version 4 of the certification program becomes mandatory.
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.
BOMA BEST

REMI Network

BOMA BEST 3.0 questionnaire in development

Following the recent news of a more improved BOMA BEST brand coming to market, comes the announcement of a new questionnaire called BOMA BEST 3.0.
Race to Reduce

Canadian Property Management

Race to Reduce reveals trailblazing results

CivicAction’s Race to Reduce, one of the largest smart energy office challenges in the world, honoured its top performers and revealed its stunning results.
U.K. heating costs

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Shoddy insulation adds to U.K. heating costs

Energy efficiency proponents calculate that dilapidated, poorly insulated dwellings add extra and unnecessary annual energy costs for a majority of householders in the United Kingdom.
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REMI Network

IREM introduces affordable green certification

Due to hundreds of office, retail and multifamily properties unable to achieve LEED certification, IREM has launched an affordable alternative.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Sub-par energy efficiency scores are U.S. norm

Massachusetts and California topped the 2015 rankings, in which 40 U.S. states scored less than half of the 50 available points awarded for energy efficiency initiatives.
ASHRAE

REMI Network

New ASHRAE guide addresses cold climates

ASHRAE has recently published its “Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide,” to help designers face particular challenges of buildings in colder locales.
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REMI Network

Ontario makes headway in cap-and-trade system

Ontario is moving forward with its commitment to a cap-and-trade system through proposed changes to reporting regulations and draft guidelines.
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REMI Network

U.S. Dept. of Energy clarifies net zero definition

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a refined definition for the meaning of a net zero energy building to create more consistency in the market.
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REMI Network

CaGBC names greenest schools in Canada

Hamilton, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta now boast the greenest schools in Canada, with results from CaGBC's second annual competition.
net zero

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Net zero project is building industry milestone

A net zero energy home in Guelph, Ontario, the first of 25 to be completed as part of a national project, aims to position NZE in the mainstream public.
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REMI Network

BOMA Canada rebrands BOMA BEST

BOMA Canada has announced an improved and more intuitive BOMA BEST certification brand, available to the public beginning September 21, 2015.