The Home Energy Conservation program allows homeowners in Ontario to earn up to $5000—up from $1600 last year—for installing energy-efficient upgrades and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
When fully operational, the Howland Green Business Centre in Markham, Ontario, will be the country’s first net-positive energy office building, producing more energy than it will consume. Powered by sun and geothermal energy, the three-storey structure will have 5481 m2 (59,000 sf) of office space and two levels of underground parking.
The Ontario government announced two new programs to help farmers and agri-food businesses improve energy efficiency, save money, and flight climate change. The programs are part of the Green Ontario Fund, a not-for-profit agency tasked with reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution to help meet the province’s emission reduction targets, as outlined in its Climate Change Action Plan.
An Ontario project received an honourable mention at the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA’s) annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-study (QARC) Awards. Al Anthony Roofing of Consecon, Ont., was recognized for its church roof installation at Closson Chase Winery in the neighbouring village of Hillier in Prince Edward County.
Two Ottawa buildings owned by investment firm KingSett Capital are the first office properties in the nation’s capital to commit to the Wired Certification platform. Launched in Canada by WiredScore last October, the platform rates the technological capacity in commercial buildings, providing property owners with a transparent assessment of the quality of buildings’ internet connectivity.
A new multi-purpose park is coming to Toronto’s waterfront, Daiene Vernile, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, announced. The space, to be called the Celebration Common, will be accessible year-round, with space for open-air cultural activities, festivals, community events, and recreation on the East Island of Ontario Place.
Earlier this month, American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) announced the winners of the 2018 AIA New York Design Awards during a symposium at the Center for Architects. A total of 32 projects were recognized with Honor, Merit, or Citation awards across four categories: architecture, interiors, projects, and urban design.
This fall, Winnipeg’s Red River College will introduce an updated architectural technology diploma program, designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). It replaces the building design technology program currently offered at the college.