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Toronto’s first resilience strategy needs broad societal and political support to protect against ‘hotter, wetter, and wilder’ future

The City of Toronto released its first Resilience Strategy earlier this month. The strategy sets out a vision, goals, and actions to help Toronto survive, […]

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Changes in LEED v4.1 make life cycle assessment and embodied carbon management more flexible

You’ve probably heard of a “LEED Building”; you may even live or work in one. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most […]

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Climate Change Series: Building and Construction Industry

In this third edition of our blog series on the implication of climate change for various sectors, we will be exploring the issues as they […]

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Embodied Carbon Developments Roundup: Shifting from Reporting to Meaningful Action

Action on addressing embodied carbon has continued to grow since our last roundup blog in December 2017. Embodied carbon refers to upstream and downstream building emissions, […]

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Engineers Canada Releases National Guideline: Principles of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Engineers

In Canada, individual provinces and territories have complete authority to regulate the practice of engineering. Engineers Canada is a national organization that assists the twelve […]

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Federal Government Releases “Climate Lens” to Screen Investments and Build More Resilient Infrastructure

On Friday, June 1st, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced the launch of the Climate Lens, a tool that will help ensure the Government of […]

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Embodied Carbon is on Governments’ Radars with Requirements Coming

Buildings are becoming increasingly energy efficient, with “net-zero” buildings on the horizon. Most efficiency gains to-date have been operationally driven; however, building emissions don’t begin […]

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Ontario Proposes New Mandatory Energy & Water Reporting for Large Buildings

On February 25th, Ontario’s Ministry of Energy released a proposed regulatory amendment to the Green Energy Act, which would require mandatory province-wide energy and water […]

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