This is our third article on Environmental Attributes (EAs). In our second article we presented two Case Studies in which building owners invested in energy efficiency upgrades. In each case, they were further ahead financially by accepting the Ontario Power Authority (OPA)-sponsored financial incentives, even though they were required to waive environmental attributes (which meant giving up potential revenues from trading EAs). Read more…
October 11th & 12th at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto
The 2012 Green Building Festival is a two-day event focused on evolving codes and standards. It is an outstanding opportunity to learn from sustainable building experts about the new Ontario Building Code and the move from prescriptive to performance-based standards.
Presentations will include:
- Keynote addresses by Jason F. McLennan, International Living Future Institute (Living Building Challenge) and Edward Mazria, Architecture 2030 (The Next Built Environment, Today)
- Special Guest Speakers Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner at the City of Toronto, and Mario Cucinella, renowned Italian architect
- Informative plenary sessions
- Training workshops
- Interactive discussions
- Awards Reception
Capacity is limited so REGISTER NOW.
On August 30th, the BBP launched the BBP Weblog. Watch for valuable information about the energy industry and how your organization can benefit from conservation and energy efficiency initiatives. We are also accepting comments and suggestions and look forward to connecting with you!
Blog address: http://weblog.bbptoronto.ca/
Humber River Regional Hospital – Cheque Presentation
Angelo Poto (right), Project Manager, City of Toronto’s Energy Efficiency Office presents a $198,979.44 incentive to Brad Achtenberg, Director of Engineering and Maintenance and Dr. Rueben Devlin, President and CEO of Humber River Regional Hospital.
Congratulations to Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH) for their leadership and commitment to energy efficiency and recognition as Toronto Hydro’s Customer for Conservation! With the help of financial incentives from the saveONenergyOM RETROFIT PROGRAM, HRRH replaced their chiller system which resulted in 351,216 kWh of annual electricity savings. This is equivalent to saving approximately 1,106 trees! HRRH worked with the City of Toronto’s Better Building Partnership team to deliver the conservation project.
This interactive session was held on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 308.
Attendees had the opportunity to learn about ways of funding their energy-efficiency projects (up to 50% of the project cost) and new technologies such as lighting and thermal storage.
Offered through Toronto Hydro, incentives are available for energy-efficiency lighting, shifting energy use, equipment upgrades, energy audits, new construction and major renovations. Start now and include these funding options into your energy management plan.
For a copy of the presentations please see the links below:
Happy 100th anniversary to the University of Toronto district/campus energy system! Read about the history of this system in our New District Energy web page – link.
There is new capital funding available for state of good repair projects and smaller renovations for community infrastructure; i.e. most of the organizations that deal with the Better Buildings Partnership.
The deadline is August 24, 2012. For program information, please see: