Open House at Canada’s Greenest Home

Come and tour Canada’s Greenest Home! See its straw bale walls, clay plasters, solar panels, composting toilets, rainwater harvesting, air source heat pump, non-toxic finishes and more!

Students at Endeavour Centre to build Canada’s Greenest Home

As part of the Sustainable New Construction: Building a New Future program, students at Endeavour will take on the role of lead builders on a single family residence — a 2,000-square-foot, two-story home that will be built on an infill lot in an older neighbourhood near downtown Peterborough.

Green Building Workshop: Effective Commissioning for Existing Buildings – Sept. 8

Build your skills in determining the appropriate level of effort, actions, national and local standards, cost options, and reasonable timelines in an effectively commissioning an existing building. After taking this half-day course, you’ll be able to correctly and consistently interpret LEED requirements, develop effective requests for proposals, differentiate between service providers, and consistently identify the quality of service received in commissioning or recommissioning buildings.

Green Building Workshop: Effective Commissioning for Existing Buildings

Build your skills in determining the appropriate level of effort, actions, national and local standards, cost options, and reasonable timelines in an effectively commissioning an existing building. After taking this half-day course, you’ll be able to correctly and consistently interpret LEED requirements, develop effective requests for proposals, differentiate between service providers, and consistently identify the quality of service received in commissioning or recommissioning buildings.

LEED Documentation (NC 1.1) Workshop — Sep 22, 2011, Toronto, ON

This one-day interactive workshop discusses the LEED certification process and the tools in place to assist applicants seeking LEED Canada project certification for New Construction. This workshop addresses a number of the more complex documentation requirements in the LEED NC 1.0 + addendum and application guides for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURB), Campus and Multiple Buildings (CMB) and Core and Shell (CS).

LEED Documentation (NC 1.1) Workshop — Sep 22, 2011, Toronto, ON

This one-day interactive workshop discusses the LEED certification process and the tools in place to assist applicants seeking LEED Canada project certification for New Construction. This workshop addresses a number of the more complex documentation requirements in the LEED NC 1.0 + addendum and application guides for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURB), Campus and Multiple Buildings (CMB) and Core and Shell (CS).

Free Solar Thermal GreenTech Webinar

Kingspan Solar Inc. will provide an overview of solar thermal hot water heating and their evacuated tube collector Thermomax. This will include how solar thermal works, typical applications, the business case for action and examples of local installations.

ecoENERGY is back! – GCNews # 737

ecoENERGY retrofit grants are back: homeowners must finish their retrofits and have their follow-up energy audit completed before 31 March 2012 to qualify for up to $5,000 in federal grant money. New participants and past participants must first obtain a registration number. GCC Home Energy Solutions Director Bhim Subba is back on the job.

Local Businesses Get Incentives to Save Energy

Small businesses in the capital region can now access financial incentives and free energy assessments to help them save money and reduce their energy consumption through the LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program thanks to a partnership between the Westshore Chamber of Commerce, the Capital Regional District, Livesmart BC, and City Green Solutions, a local non-profit organization.

PEI’s Global Wake-Up Call

Charlottetown – People are invited out for a “Global Wake-Up Call” in Prince Edward Island’s capital city on Monday September 21, at 12:00 noon. The gathering will coincide with other such events in public places all around the world. These flashmob “wake-up call” events are designed to raise awareness and encourage our leaders to take action on climate change.

PEI’s Global Wake-Up Call

Charlottetown – People are invited out for a “Global Wake-Up Call” in Prince Edward Island’s capital city on Monday September 21, at 12:00 noon. The gathering will coincide with other such events in public places all around the world. These flashmob “wake-up call” events are designed to raise awareness and encourage our leaders to take action on climate change.

CMHC to reward Ontario educators for excellence in sustainability education

Toronto, ON – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is accepting nominations for the 2009 Excellence in Education Award for Promotion of Sustainable Practices by Ontario educators. The award honours secondary and post-secondary educators who have contributed to higher standards in education by integrating sustainable concepts into their academic curriculum. This includes sustainable practices in…

Toronto Community Housing leads green push

The Humber Blvd. building seems an unlikely headquarters for Toronto’s fight against climate change. The 14-storey highrise near Weston Road and St. Clair Ave. looks like just another rundown Toronto Community Housing dwelling – dirty brown brick, smeared glass doors and rusty garbage bin slumped by the entrance. But step inside the lobby, and the…