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CaGBC to provide free LEED registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Fort McMurray

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to lend support to the rebuilding efforts underway in Fort McMurray, AB, by providing free LEED® registration and certification for residential, commercial and institutional projects. 

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A look at the air conditioner that makes electricity

The simplest way to describe Be Power Tech’s system is an air conditioner that runs on natural gas and produces some bonus electricity on the side. The fact that the air conditioner runs on natural gas — an energy form that can be easily and cheaply stored — alone makes it innovative. 

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Steady growth for Canadian LEEDŽ certified projects in second quarter of 2016

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw steady growth for both LEED® registered and certified projects in the second quarter of 2016, with 81 certifications and 106 registrations between April 1 and June 30. The current, cumulative total of LEED® certified projects across the country now sits at 2,757. 

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Schneider Electric unveils the 12 finalist teams for Go Green in the City 2016

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the selection of the 12 teams for the final round of the sixth edition of Go Green in the City, its international student competition to find innovative energy solutions for smart cities.

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A look at the biggest all-electric energy-efficient landscaping project in Canada

Solar panels power the funky-looking green riding lawnmowers, while batteries charge other gardening equipment. The batteries are removed and re-charged as needed.

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Pembina reacts to Zero Emissions Building Plan being approved by City of Vancouver

New homes and buildings in Vancouver are to be near zero emissions by 2030

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VanDusen Visitor Centre most sustainable building in Vancouver

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre has achieved Living Building Challenge Petal Certification—a first in Vancouver.

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A look at Nova Scotia's energy efficient ice arenas

What you probably didn’t know about Nova Scotia is it has built, and is building, some extremely energy efficient indoor ice arenas. Twelve years ago, the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre opened its doors using Kube geothermal technology from Kube Solutions. The single pad facility was named by Business Week in 2006 as one of the top-10 World Class Sports Stadiums.

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Submit your project for the 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards

The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today’s challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life.

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Hurry, CitiesAlive Early Bird ends Thursday, June 30th!

Sharpen your green infrastructure expertise and learn from the best in the industry at CitiesAlive, the exclusive conference for the green roof and wall industry in North America. Join green roof and wall professionals, suppliers and industry experts as they present advancements in research, design and policy making.

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What impact will Brexit have on green building in Britain?

Thanks to the recent vote to leave the European Union, London projects are already being pulled, there are worries that house prices have already started crashing. International companies are already planning relocations of staff to the EU

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Halton Healthcare receives more than $920,000 for green building at Oakville hospital

Halton Healthcare has received more than $920,000 in incentives for the installation of energy-efficient equipment in the construction of the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

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CMHC increases premium refunds for energy efficient houses

Effective immediately, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is increasing its CMHC Green Home premium refund from 10% to as much as 25% depending on the level of energy-efficiency achieved. Introduced in 2004, CMHC Green Home offers a partial premium refund to borrowers who buy, build or renovate for energy efficiency using CMHC-insured financing.

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How urban renewal projects lead to sustainable cities

There are many problems that are causing problems in large cities in 2016.  More and more city planners and leadership in big cities are turning to urban renewal projects to help push their cities towards sustainable growth. This is often easier said than done, however it is far from impossible

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Iqaluit pool construction on time, on budget, manager says

The construction of Iqaluit’s new aquatic facility is proceeding on schedule for a 2017 completion date and might even come in below budget.

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