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  • OAA.on.ca : 2012 Ontario Building Code SB-12: Energy Efficiency Requirements for Housing

    2012 Ontario Building Code SB-12: Energy Efficiency Requirements for Housing via OAA.on.ca : 2012 Ontario Building Code SB-12: Energy Efficiency Requirements for Housing.   Provider: The Ontario Association of Architects Location: March 6, 2012 - Toronto March 27, 2012 - Ottawa March 30 - Thunder Bay April 3, 2012 - Grimsby April 13, 2012 - Kingston April 17, 2012 - Peterborough May 1, 2012 - Kitchener The new 2012 energy efficiency requirements for housing became mandatory on January 1st 2012. The introduction of Supplementary Standard ...

    Posted at April 4, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • BETTER BUILDINGS PARTNERSHIP » Blog Archive » saveONenergy Incentive Programs

    NEWS & EVENTS saveONenergy Incentive Programs April 12, 2012 Toronto Hydro offers financial incentives to help you conserve and manage your electricity costs. Attend this information session to find out about opportunities that can be incorporated into your energy management plan. Topics: What dollars are available for energy efficiency projects What is the incentive process How to start a RETROFIT project online to replace existing inefficient equipment Link: saveONenergy Incentive Programs BBP regularly organizes events and seminars, program updates and conferences. Check the News & Events section regularly for new updates. via BETTER BUILDINGS PARTNERSHIP » Blog Archive » saveONenergy Incentive Programs.

    Posted at April 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Ontario Energy Efficiency Grants and Incentives Programs for Business « Monster Commercial | Knowledge For Tenants and Investors

    Ontario Energy Efficiency Grants and Incentives Programs for Business Utilizing Incentive Programs Make Good Buinsess Sense Building Science Forum©

    Posted at April 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Loves Young Dream: The Electric Car & Condominiums

    Loves Young Dream: The Possible Relationship between the Electric Car and the Condominiun     With no signs of the price of petroleum slowing down and our society’s urge to be more eco friendly,  we’re are always looking for alternative options to get us from A to B. One of these options is to purchase an electric car.  An electric car “is a car powered by an electric motor rather than a gasoline engine.”(Source: howstuffworks.com) But why trade in your gasoline powered car for an electric one?  Well for one thing, electric cars are environmentally friendly. Since electric cars don’t use gasoline, these cars won’t pollute the air and plants with nasty fumes. So, how does an electric car work? Just like a conventional gasoline car, an electric car has a motor. ...

    Posted at March 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Reserve Fund Study for Condominium Corporations

    Web Definition:  A financial document that identifies the projected costs associated with the repair or replacement of major building components and/or studies to determine whether the amount of money in the fund and the amount of contributions collected, to date, are adequate. As per the Condominium Act of Ontario, 1998: The corporation shall establish and maintain one or more reserve funds. 1998, c. 19, s. 93 (1). A reserve fund study shall be conducted by a person of a prescribed class who shall have no affiliation with the board or with the corporation that is contrary to the regulations made under this Act. 1998, c. 19, s. 94 (6).  Source: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca Condominium Corporations have one year from the date the condominium was registered to perform a Reserve Fund Study. The studies have to be updated every three years. Professionals Accredited to Perform Reserve Fund Studies, under the Act: Members of the Appraisal Institute of ...

    Posted at March 2, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Vancouver to be the “Greenest” City?

    Vancouver – BuiltSpace Technologies Corporation, a BC-based company that uses social engagement and mobile technologies to improve the sustainability of buildings, has just launched their highly anticipated building community management system. BuiltSpace is well positioned to help Vancouver become the world’s greenest city, and with benefits stacked in favour of tenants and management, the company is sure to become one of the next sustainability leaders. Buildings consume energy because occupants use energy. BuiltSpace’s web-based information management system enables tenants, staff, operators, service suppliers and building management to collaboratively improve the environment in and around their building. With mobile technology, QR codes and integrated graphs and widgets, this approach has the potential to reap tremendous benefits for both building management and tenants. The advantages include energy and cost savings, (click on the link to read more..) http://thegreenpages.ca/bc/2012/02/builtspace-introduces-web-based-crowdsourcing-technology-to-save-energy-in-buildings/

    Posted at February 27, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Grey Water Recycling

    Grey Water Recycling It’s a given; the household water we use goes down the drain and then into the nearby sewage system. However, have you ever thought about how this water could be reused?  With approximately 1 every 8 people lacking access to a safe water supply (Source: Water.org), the thought of reusing water isn’t such a bad idea. This process is known as grey water recycling.   Grey water is ``clean waste water which can be reused or recycled with little or no treatment for landscape irrigation and other non- potable uses`` (Source: Business Dictonary.com).Therefore grey water recycling  ``is the waste water leftover after performing daily household activities and finding a use for that water instead of letting the water enter the sewage system.`(Source: environmental information.com) Examples would be the water used during a ...

    Posted at February 7, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Energy Audits

    Want to Save Money? Get an Energy Audit Assessment!     With the price on goods and services in our economy on the rise, we’re always looking for ways we could save more money. One possible solution is to get an energy audit done. Having an energy audit completed not only helps in understanding how energy is used but where energy is being lost, plus you will be able to take advantage of the many incentives offered by the Federal and Provincial governments**. All this sounds great but what is an energy audit assessment? An energy audit assessment “identifies all energy consumption sources in a property, the rate at which each source uses energy and the number of hours each source uses energy within a 24 hour time period.” (Source: Businessdictionary.com) There are a number of different types of energy audits. Each of one ...

    Posted at February 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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