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As Canada’s ONLY trade show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada are pleased to announce their return to the Toronto area, November 9 – 10, 2016.  Hosted at the International Centre, these two events will be joined with the 7th edition of the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference produced by the Ontario Waste Management Association.

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HOOPP honours property managers for sustainability and environmental stewardship

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) honoured its property managers and tenants for excellence in energy performance and environmental sustainability at a ceremony last night in Vancouver.

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This Dutch town will grow its own food, live off-grid, and handle its own waste

A new vision of a more sustainable 'integrated neighbourhood' community is being implemented in the Netherlands, with the first of a series of high-tech farm villages set to be completed next year. 

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Two architects are building a house with bricks made from old construction waste

Nina Aalbers and her boyfriend Ferry in ‘t Veld, architecture graduates of the Technical University of Delft, found the perfect place to build their first house together. The twist? They’re building it from waste.

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Minister Glen Murray to Speak At Grey to Green 2016: Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure

Conference to explore how billions of dollars in green infrastructure assets can be leveraged to help us address climate change mitigation and adaptation

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Can Timber Skyscrapers Really Help Save The Planet?

Fueled by the wood products industry (a $200 billion market, if you include paper), sustainability issues, and emerging ideas from building science, wood buildings are no longer pastoral artifacts. According to many scientists and architects—and not a few wood lobbyists—they’re the future. But not everyone agrees.

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Time to reclaim B.C.’s climate leadership

Seven members of Premier Christy Clark’s Climate Leadership Team are voicing concern that the B.C. government has still not released a new Climate Leadership Plan that is needed if B.C. is to meet its legislated climate targets. 

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Incentives to retrofit buildings part of Ontario's $7-billion climate change plan

The Ontario government will spend more than $7-billion over four years on a sweeping climate change plan that will affect every aspect of life – from what people drive to how they heat their homes and workplaces – in a bid to slash the province’s carbon footprint.

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Beyond Status Quo Partners Development Group: The Way Forward

Partners Development Group set out to prove that affordability doesn’t have to mean a lesser quality build. This is where durable, quality homes and sustainable building practices intersect. Many people are unaware that sustainable builds don’t have to be cost prohibitive.

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A Broader View: Making Sustainability a Focus with Bucci

The concept of green certification for new homes is not a new one, but neither is it yet universal. A construction surge in British Columbia saw a lot of new builders and new homes pop up in a short time; watching this, those at Bucci Developments felt a responsibility to homeowners and to fellow builders. 

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Green Tech Centre construction project to start soon near Squamish

The tech centre will include an office and relocated Carbon Engineering plant, a carbon-capture research company currently located in the blue warehouse at the far north end of the property, according to a spokesperson for the oceanfront developer, Newport Beach Developments. 

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Construction begins on the first storage cell at waste management facility in Port Hope

Construction of the first storage cell of the Port Hope Project engineered aboveground mound will begin this spring at the site of the long-term, low-level radioactive waste management facility.

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Self-healing concrete and sweaty roofs: is this the future of buildings?

Concrete that can fix itself, roofing that can sweat and surfaces inspired by carnivorous plants are some of the radical new technologies that hold the key to transforming the building industry, according to a new report.

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Ottawa toughening energy efficiency regulations by 2020

The federal government will toughen regulations on a greater number of household and commercial products to require them to be more energy efficient by 2020, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced ahead of Monday's G7 energy ministers meeting in Japan.

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How can we reduce concrete’s carbon footprint?

Production of cement — and by extension, concrete — has a large environmental footprint, mostly due to the huge amount of energy it takes to heat limestone, cement’s key ingredient, and the subsequent chemical process it undergoes. The process of creating cement emits upwards of 80 percent of the cement’s weight in carbon dioxide and accounts for about 5 percent of human-generated CO2 emissions annually

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New Tomlinson Construction Waste Recovery Centre opening soon in the Ottawa area

The new, soon-to-open Tomlinson Construction Waste Recovery Centre off Carp Road just north of Richardson Sideroad will have the capability to divert more than 110,000 tonnes of construction and demolition materials away from landfills while recovering or recycling a minimum of 80 percent of the materials being processed.

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