Tag Archives: Sustainability

B.C. university’s energy-efficiency initiative gets funding boost

The Canadian government is supporting University of British Columbia’s (UBC’s) emission reduction plan by providing a funding boost through the Low Carbon Economy Partnerships Fund. Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister of environment and climate change, recognized UBC’s shared commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 through climate-action initiatives such as its District Waste Heat Recovery Project, which received approximately $974,000 in funding from the Low Carbon Economy Fund.

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Snøhetta completes its 4th energy-positive powerhouse in Norway

Snøhetta, alongside collaborators R8 Property, Skanska, and Asplan Viak, has completed its fourth energy-positive building in its powerhouse portfolio. As part of the Powerhouse series, Powerhouse Telemark, Norway, sets a new standard for the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings by reducing its yearly net energy consumption by 70 per cent when compared to similar new-construction offices, and by producing more energy than it will consume over its entire lifespan.

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