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SBC announces 2017 Annual Bursary Award Recipients

The SBC Bursary Program launched in 2016, and is awarded annually to three exceptional postsecondary students, recommended by academic partners, whose studies prepare them to work in the sustainable building sector.

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LEED® projects in Canada surpass 1 billion square feet

Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announcing today that there are now over 1 billion square feet of LEED® projects in Canada. Representing nearly 7,000 LEED buildings, homes and communities since 2004, this growth can be attributed to the successful and widespread adoption of LEED by Canada’s industry, leading to significant innovation and economic development.  

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Call for presentation proposals - Canadian Waste to Resource Conference in Niagara Falls

The Canadian Waste to Resource Conference is again proud to partner with Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo to deliver our 8th annual conference at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls on Oct. 25 and 26, 2017.

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Engineers have released plans for a 5-km-high skyscraper that eats smog

Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a 3-mile-high (4.8-km) skyscraper built from materials that are either in-development or have already been brought to market, including smog-eating surfaces and retractable balconies.

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Looking at energy efficient multigenerational living in Surrey Passive House

The City of Surrey's first multifamily Passive House is combining energy efficiency and multigenerational living in a progressive designed duplex building.

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Reminder - Proposals are due Friday! for the Grey to Green Conference 2017

This year's conference theme is quantifying green infrastructure performance, which will explore the most recent green infrastructure science, economic valuation, asset management, public policy developments, new technology, and best practices in design, installation, and maintenance.



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A look at the Canadian technologies picked as semi-finalists for the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize

Nine Canadian companies are among the 27 teams that have advanced to the semifinals, with innovations including harnessing photosynthesis to convert carbon and injecting CO2 into concrete.

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CaGBC is looking for Canada's Green Building Product of the Year

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce that the competition for the 2017 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award is now open. CaGBC initiated the Product of the Year award in 2015 to encourage Canadian companies to develop sustainable building products and materials to better support the green building industry. 

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A look at Hempcrete as an innovative eco-building material

Open-minded materials scientists and builders have discovered hemp's value as an eco-friendly building material.

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$150 homes in Africa revive ancient techniques to fight climate crisis

One creative enterprise is reaching back over 3,000 years for a solution, borrowing an architectural technique from the ancient Nubian civilization of latter-day Sudan to offer superior homes at minimal cost.

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10 companies thriving in the smart building sector

Leading manufacturers are working diligently to instrument and automate their systems through IoT hardware and software, so that commercial buildings can respond better to environmental stimuli or a company’s energy efficiency policies

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Canada & Quebec mark the start of construction of biomethanation facilities of the Societe d'economie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS)

The governments of Canada and Quebec are committed to combating climate change and fostering cleaner economic growth through green infrastructure projects. Officials of the governments of Canada and Quebec came to Varennes today to break ground, marking the start of construction of the biomethanation facilities of the Société d'économie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS).

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Passive house building boom shows low-carbon future may be closer than we think

This low-tech, “passive” approach to thermal comfort — in contrast to active approaches that rely on complex mechanical systems — is the cornerstone of the Passive House movement and a strategy used by thousands of green buildings around the world.

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EDF EN Canada’s Vulcan Solar Project receives Alberta Utilities Commission approval

The Vulcan Solar Project represents the largest development of a utility-scale solar project in Alberta and Western Canada. Once operational Vulcan Solar’s 300,000 ground-mounted solar PV panels will offset over 85,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. 

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Alberta energy efficiency promotion program to roll out in spring

Earlier this fall, the province launched the Alberta Energy Efficiency agency, which will be in charge of delivering the energy efficiency programs to homes, businesses and communities as the NDP's Climate Leadership Plan is rolled out.

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