Video: Solid wood passive house – 90% more energy efficient

The Symonds Passive House is 90% more energy efficient, solar powered and built out of solid wood (cross-laminated timber) and one of the most beautiful super energy efficient homes we’ve seen at Green Energy Futures. Continue reading Video: Solid wood passive house – 90% more energy efficient

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

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. Continue reading Green Building Workshop: Effective Commissioning for Existing 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). Continue reading LEED Documentation (NC 1.1) Workshop — Sep 22, 2011, Toronto, ON

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

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. Continue reading Local Businesses Get Incentives to Save Energy

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. Continue reading PEI’s Global Wake-Up Call

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. Continue reading PEI’s Global Wake-Up Call