Monthly Archives: July 2013

More news from the Collaboration Trenches: Insights from Avrim Lazar

In June, I attended The Natural Step’s conference, Accelerate: Collaborating for Sustainability. I gained so many insights there I’ve had to split them up into a few blog posts. This is the third in the series. Avrim Lazar, Former CEO, … Continue reading

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Two steps forward, one step sideways: City Council advances key GHG reduction Initiatives

After a marathon meeting that lasted four full days last week, Toronto City Council has approved two important greenhouse gas reduction initiatives and changed tracks on a third. Toronto Green Standard Council approved an updated version of the Toronto Green … Continue reading

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Raise your voice for “Conservation First”

“Conservation First.” Nice ring to that! What a great way to frame a renewed vision for energy conservation in Ontario. It’s also the title of a white paper released yesterday to support the government’s review of Ontario’s Long Term Energy … Continue reading

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It’s sunshine ahead

Turns out another of the Ontario Power Authority Small Feed-in Tariff contracts went to a TAF-funded initiative, SolarShare. The FIT contracts will add another 4.9 megawatts of projects to SolarShare’s portfolio by offering 13 new rooftop solar projects in Ontario … Continue reading

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Wood-framed buildings: a small building code change could have a big impact

Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Building Code Act, 1992, passed its first reading in the provincial legislature on February 27, 2013. This unassuming private member’s bill, introduced by Nipissing MPP Victor Fedeli, proposes changing Ontario’s Building code to … Continue reading

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