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February, 2017
B.C. throne speech a missed opportunity for clean economic prosperity


Josha MacNab, B.C. director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today’s throne speech in the B.C. legislature:

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February, 2017
ISH China & CIHE 2017 - Coal-to-gas energy reform contributes to rapid market growth for boilers


ISH China & CIHE – China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems is Asia's premier HVAC and plumbing event. To be held from 18 – 20 May 2017, the show is on track to host more than 1,300 exhibitors who will occupy all eight halls of the New China International Exhibition Center that spans over 97,000 sqm. 

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February, 2017
The classic look of tin ceilings with 98% recycled material


Want the classic look of a tin ceiling but in an environmentally sustainable option? Ceilume now offers its reproduction metal ceiling products in 98% post-manufacturing recycled content.

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February, 2017
Speakers announced for the upcoming Grey to Green Conference in Toronto


Grey to Green will attract more than 300 architects, landscape architects, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits, growth and tangible effects of the green infrastructure industry.

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February, 2017
A look at the multi-billion-dollar green electric power fiascos across Canada


While the punditocracy whipped itself into a justifiable if ritual lather over another Ottawa bailout of Bombardier, the $372-million loan is small change compared with the multi-billion-dollar green electric power fiascos across the country.

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February, 2017
Molok Receives Innovative CEO Waste Management Award


Finnish native Ms Hillis established the Ontario-based company from scratch back in 1999 when moving there with her year-old daughter. Today the innovative Molok® semi-underground waste container system is used in a number of leading Canadian restaurants, multi-residential properties, churches, universities, schools, retirement homes and parks. 

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February, 2017
EcoCity Edmonton Grant Intake Starts Next Week


Grants of up to $50,000 are available to nonprofits undertaking projects in the Capital Region that reduce GHGs, implement renewable energy, and promote low carbon lifestyles and energy literate citizens. 



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February, 2017
Last year Canada's clean energy sector sees lowest investment since 2005


New investment in the sector, which includes wind and solar energy, tumbled by 46 per cent last year to US$2.4 billion — the lowest since 2005. Industry stakeholders, however, say the decrease is not surprising.

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February, 2017
CaGBC's Vancouver office is Canada’s first commercial LEED v4 Platinum certified project


As Canada’s leading non-profit supporting the design and construction of green, healthy buildings, CaGBC’s goal with this new office was to provide leadership to the industry and demonstrate how a state-of-the-art, innovative green office can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve employee well-being.

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February, 2017
Halifax wants to use thermal energy to heat buildings for upcoming Cogswell project


Coal or other fuels can power a DES, but in this case, Halifax Water would harness heat from the nearby sewage treatment plant to create thermal energy. The utility says that energy would be enough to provide heating and cooling to the Cogswell redevelopment area.

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February, 2017
Technology: Check out this bridge in The Netherlands that is made of hemp


Designed and built by a team of researchers and students in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, the structure is made of hemp and flax fibers embedded in resin and covering a bio-based polymer core.

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February, 2017
Can 'Green' office buildings lead to a healthier and more productive workforce?


A series of new studies found that occupants of high-performing green buildings showed higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick-building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than workers in high-performing buildings without green certification.

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February, 2017
Vancouver looks to boost energy-efficiency standards in new homes under seven storeys


The energy efficiency measures, which would kick in March 1, 2018 if they’re approved by council next week, would cut greenhouse gas emissions from the affected buildings by 40 to 55 per cent, according to a city report.

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January, 2017
CarbonCure Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech Top 100


CarbonCure Technologies, one of the world’s leading CO2-utilization technology providers, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group).

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