Toronto’s Ambitious Net Zero Strategy

Toronto may reach net zero by 2040. As federal mandates look out to the horizon to achieve net zero by 2050, Toronto is poised to reach net zero 10 years earlier. Their Net Zero Strategy focuses on accelerating actions that would reduce community green house gas (GHG) emissions to shift their trajectory from the mandated […]

The Deep Retrofit Challenge is Coming!

We wrote about this earlier on, but the federal government has committed to supporting net zero emissions programs to help drive down emissions by 2030 and beyond. The Deep Retrofit Challenge is one such example The program challenges 10-16 multi-residential and commercial buildings to compete against each other to reduce their emissions output by at […]

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 […]