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Be prepared for Toronto’s energy and water reporting requirements

As part of implementing its new energy and water reporting bylaw (1283-2023, under Chapter 367 of Toronto’s Municipal Code), the City of Toronto has opened a reporting link where owners of large buildings are to annually report their energy and water use. This year, the reporting requirement applies to buildings that are 50,000 square feet or larger. (Buildings 10,000 square feet and larger will be required to report in 2025.)

Know how to use the Benchmark Energy Factor concept?

Next week, the Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) is presenting information on the Benchmark Energy Factor concept. Sign up for this webinar and hear from Markus Zeller, P.Eng. (BC Hydro), Loren Gudbjartsson, P.Eng. (BC Hydro), and Laura Contasti, P.Eng. (CSA Group).

FortisBC spending “a record $695.8 million” to tackle energy consumption

FortisBC reports it will spend close to $700 million to help customers reduce their energy use over the next four years. “With this funding, we can support some of the most challenging but impactful ways to reduce energy use, and help transform how customers use energy in their homes and businesses,” said Joe Mazza, vice-president, Energy Supply and Resource Development.

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Canadian Space Agency will “boldly go” ahead with two new Greening Government projects

The Canadian Space Agency will undergo two new Greening Government Fund (GGF) projects. Slated to begin this spring, the first project will see CSA perform a life cycle assessment on one of its space projects to gather relevant data on the environmental impacts of space projects contracts. This includes identifying opportunities to reduce embodied carbon and developing solutions for decarbonizing space-related research and development contracts. » Read more

City of Peterborough launches Home Energy Efficiency Program

Homeowners and renters in the City of Peterborough, Ont., have access to a Home Energy Efficiency Program, courtesy of $8.6 million in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund. The funding comes from GMF’s Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) program, and consists of a $2.87-million grant and a $5.75-million loan. » Read more

Wilkinson reveals next phase of household energy supports

Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the federal government will establish a new phase of the Canada Greener Homes Initiative. “The enormous popularity of the first phase of the Canada Greener Homes Grant illustrates Canadians’ desire for their homes to be affordable, comfortable, and sustainable,” said Wilkinson. » Read more

Dakota Oyate Elder Care Lodge on its way to greater energy efficiency

Infrastructure Canada says the Dakota Oyate Elder Care Lodge in Manitoba will benefit from energy efficiency and accessibility renovations with over $2.9 million from the federal government’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program. Among other things, the funding will go toward the installation of solar panels and an energy-efficient heating system. » Read more


CMPX – Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Expo

Today and tomorrow, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building) » More info

The MEET Show

May 1-2, Moncton, N.B. » More info

PM Springfest

May 9, Toronto (by invitation) » More info