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Climate-resilient designs future-proof buildings in Canadian cities

We are excited to share that our CEO and Founder, Ryan Zizzo, was recently featured in The Globe and Mail, discussing climate-resilient design and future-proofing […]

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Net-zero Climate Commitments: False Flag or Ambitious Policy?

Recently, there has been a growing chorus of companies from all sectors that are committing to decarbonization. Some companies have taken their commitments a step […]

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Comment Period Open for Two Initiatives that Could Reshape Embodied Carbon Regulations and Reporting in North America

Two documents are currently open for public comment that have the ability to transform embodied carbon management in North American buildings. The first is a […]

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Low-carbon Solutions Celebrated at the Inaugural Ontario Embodied Carbon Awards

Introduction On November 28, 2023, the Ontario Embodied Carbon Awards, a collaboration between the Carbon Leadership Forum’s Toronto and Ottawa hubs, were unveiled to celebrate […]

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How Canada Can Solve Two Problems at Once: Building Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis 

Canada’s bounty has made us lazy. As a country, we haven’t prioritized efficiency because we haven’t had to. Over the past century, we’ve built sprawling […]

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Regulating Embodied Carbon in Construction: Lessons from California

Mantle Developments has examined California’s pioneering approach to regulating embodied carbon in construction and explores potential lessons for Ontario in embodied carbon regulation. Keywords: Embodied […]

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Toronto Becomes First Jurisdiction in North America to Enact Whole-building Embodied Carbon Caps on New City-owned Buildings

On May 10, 2023, Toronto became the first North American jurisdiction to require lower-carbon construction materials, limiting embodied carbon from new municipal building construction. New […]

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Low-carbon Concrete Goes Mainstream

New requirement on low-carbon concrete for Government of Canada projects + new industry guideline on specifying low-carbon concrete from Concrete Ontario Government of Canada Projects […]

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Which insulation most effectively reduces whole-life carbon (embodied and  operational)? 

  As the building industry is ramping up its efforts to minimize embodied carbon emissions, structural elements have been the main focus. Embodied emissions from […]

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Strategies for Low Carbon Concrete

Concrete is the second most widely used material in the world, second only to drinking water. The concrete industry is responsible for 8% of global […]

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