The new Zero Carbon Building Design Standard: Slashing carbon emissions

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) recently disclosed the latest version of its Zero Carbon Building – Design Standard. ZCB-Design v3 evaluates a building’s emissions across all phases of its lifecycle, prioritizing carbon emissions and embodied carbon reductions.  As a testament to its continued commitment to getting more buildings to zero faster, the CAGBC assessed two years […]

Incorporating Adaptive Reuse for Increased Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

The built environment is continually evolving to incorporate methods that promote energy efficiency and sustainability practices. In this case, newer isn’t always better. As more property managers and owners strive towards meeting net zero and sustainability standards, the adaptive reuse of old buildings is proving to set a standard for achieving energy efficient and environmentally […]

District heating and cooling: a breakdown

What is a district energy/heating and cooling system? District energy or district heating and cooling systems consist of a network of underground insulated pipes that pump hot or cold water to multiple buildings in a district, neighbourhood or city. These systems may connect to just a few buildings, or to thousands of buildings, facilities, and/or […]

10 Ways the National Budget Supports Net Zero Initiatives

Climate emergencies are flaring up across the globe: With mega droughts in California and record high temperatures in India, it’s more important than ever before to focus on developing a more resilient foundation for the world we live in. On April 7th Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland finalized the 2022 national budget with a focus […]

2022 could be the year California runs out of water.

Over 90% of the Western US is currently experiencing different severities of drought. However, California is being hit the hardest as it goes through the areas first megadrought in 1,200 years. The drought has forced 6 million Californians to reduce their water usage or run the risk of draining their water supply by the end […]