Monthly Archives: December 2013

Greener Design Through BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a leap from construction drawings and Computer Aided Design (CAD). It goes beyond just giving you an idea of which beam goes where and how large the windows will be. BIM is being used to … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror on the wall…which are the most innovative energy efficiency financing strategies of them all?

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development  found carbon emissions could be reduced by 40% in six major building sectors with a payback period of just five years.  Tapping into this vast ROI opportunity requires capital, which requires financing strategies … Continue reading

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LTEP 2013 – Conservation is King, but the devil is in the details

TAF is pleased that the 2013 Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP), released last week, recognizes conservation as a valuable energy resource with the potential to reduce or delay the need for costly generation investments. LTEP 2013 acknowledges Ontario’s gains in … Continue reading

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Eight Things I Learned from PM Expo

I recently attended PM Expo 2013 which runs concurrently with the National Green Building Expo and a handful of other conferences. The three day show covers a multitude of topics ranging from energy efficiency products, project management and risk management. Here … Continue reading

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The 32nd Day – Time to pledge your support

Not many months have 32 days, but this year, November expanded by 2 days as part of CivicAction’s “32 Days of Action” on public transportation. This morning we attended a reception at Queen’s Park marking the end of a 32-day … Continue reading

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