Monthly Archives: November 2011

How to Build a Green Condo Part II: “Tunneling through the cost barrier”

Thanks to the Toronto Green Standard, Toronto has the most progressive energy efficiency standards for new buildings in North America. Yet even these ambitious standards only scratch the surface of what is achievable at zero incremental cost! Sound hard to … Continue reading

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Making climate change more exciting, in a good way

We were kindly invited to attend the launch of Cape Farewell North America last night.  Cape Farewell takes a “cultural” approach to action on climate change. From its base in London, it has taken writers, artists and musicians to see firsthand … Continue reading

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London making efficiency big and easy

Who said this less than a month ago? “There is a massive economic prize coming from retrofitting activity, not least in terms of the solid investment opportunity it represents for private businesses. We need them to recognise that this is … Continue reading

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Energy savings guaranteed

What’s it going to take to get building owners to plug the energy holes in their buildings?  Well, access to capital to finance building upgrades is a good starting point.  But lenders are leery because most lack experience with energy … Continue reading

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