March 2008 – Volume 2, Issue 3
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Welcome to the March 2008 Energy Management e-newsletter.
March 12-14, Vancouver played host to Globe 2008, the 10th biennial
trade fair and conference on business and the environment. The event
was a resounding success, with more than 10,000 attendees visiting the
trade show floor and taking part in the conference sessions – of which
there were seven streams, including sessions on corporate
sustainability, climate change and energy, building better cities, auto
future tech and finance & sustainability.
month’s newsletter offers highlights of the event, particularly the
energy and building better cities sessions. Look for further coverage
from the event in upcoming issues of Energy Management in print and online.
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Nexterra, Dockside Green among winners at Globe Awards
GLOBE Foundation of Canada announced the winners of the 2008 GLOBE
Awards for Environmental Excellence at Globe 2008, celebrating Canadian
companies that take a proactive approach to sustainable business
strategies and have made significant strides towards developing
progressive technologies and services.
Full story: Globe Awards…
Innovative supply mix key to energy future, say Globe panelists
the improvement of current assets and further development of renewables
are the three main issues we must tackle in Canada to ensure a secure
electricity supply in coming years. This was the conclusion reached by
the participants in “The Future of Energy Dialogue” at Globe 2008. The
effective integration of renewables into that mix will be of the utmost
importance — an opinion expressed in a number of sessions at the
Full story: Innovative supply…
Green building — taking it mainstream
represent about 35 per cent or more of North America’s greenhouse gas
emissions, and they are one of the few sectors where it’s possible to
get quick reductions of those GHGs in a cost-effective, economically
viable way. This is a message that was emphasized by a report released
by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) the week of Globe
2008. The proof of what can be achieved through truly intelligent
design was demonstrated in presentations by a number of Canadian
architects at the conference in Vancouver.
Full story: Green building…
Fed invests in solar power project for Kelowna
Government of Canada is investing $500,000 in an outdoor lighting
project in Kelowna, B.C. Speaking at the GLOBE 2008 conference,
Minister of Natural Resources Gary Lunn was joined by Sharon Shepherd,
Mayor of Kelowna, and Philippe Favreau, Chief Operating Officer of
Carmanah Technologies for the announcement.
Full story: Solar power
Field test of emissions reduction technology announced
from the Government of Canada, EnCana Corporation an Sustainable
Development Technology Canada (SDTC) were at Globe 2008 to announce
they are committing $5.5 million in financing to a NxtGen Emission
Controls project which will demonstrate an innovative diesel emission
Full story: Emissions tech
Iogen ethanol production facility takes major step forward
Corporation’s application for funding Canada’s first commercial scale
cellulosic ethanol production facility progressed to the due diligence
phase in March. Canada’s Environment Minister John Baird was on hand at
Globe 2008 to make the announcement.
Full story: Iogen
Shifting into the Mainstream — Canada Green Building Council’s first National Summit
June 11-12, 2008
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Shifting into the Mainstream
is where building industry decision makers will learn about how LEED
Canada is evolving from one-time certification to a life-cycle building
performance management system for any type of building, new and
LEED Canada for Existing Buildings will be
launched in 2009 and offer online assessment, action planning and
performance verification as well as a certification process that is
fast, economical and easy to access. This further development of LEED
in Canada will allow for the massive scaling up necessary to meet the
CaGBC goal of 100,000 buildings and 1 million homes certified by 2015,
with 50 per cent reduction in energy and water use, and 50 Megatonnes
of GHG emission reductions.
The summit program will
deliver all you need to know to appreciate and prepare for the
opportunities and challenges ahead, as LEED engages all building
sectors, and enables comprehensive, widespread improvements in energy
and environmental performance.
For more information visit www.shiftingintothemainstream.ca.
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