Scaled-Up Investments in Sustainable Cities is Key to Sustainable Economy

  GLOBE-Net, April 17, 2013 – Investing in sustainable infrastructures and resource efficient technologies in cities offers a golden opportunity to deliver economic growth with lower rates of environmental degradation, reductions in poverty, cuts in greenhouse gases,...
Posted On 24 Apr 2013
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New Guide for Developing Municipal Sustainability Plans Published

  GLOBE-Net, April 24, 2013 – Golder Associates Ltd. and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities’ (UNSM’s) Municipal Sustainability Office are launching a new guidebook – From Great Ideas to Great Communities – to help municipalities implement...
Posted On 24 Apr 2013

Turning Point Reached in Municipal Sustainable Purchasing in Canada

GLOBE-Net, April 18, 2013 – Sustainable purchasing is gaining ground in the Canadian municipal sector as municipalities pursue their contributions to existing ‘green’ objectives, such as zero waste and climate neutrality, and new corporate concerns such as risk...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013

Zero Waste Index Proposed to Measure Waste Management Performance

GLOBE-Net, April 17, 2013 – A new tool to improve the measurement of waste management performance has been presented by a recent study. The researchers applied it to three high consuming cities aspiring to ‘zero waste’, finding San Francisco to be closer to...
Posted On 17 Apr 2013

First Home in Canada Under New ENERGY STAR Standard Unveiled

  GLOBE-Net, April 10, 2013 – The first home in Canada qualified under the new ENERGY STAR® for New Homes (ESNH) Standard was unveiled last week in Guelph Ontario. The custom home, built by Sloot Construction Ltd., is located in Phase II of the Hale’s Manor...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013

London’s Building Retrofit Program – a Roaring Success

  GLOBE-Net, February 22, 2013 – Perhaps the most aggressive energy reduction, public-building retrofit program ever, London’s RE:FIT, is into its sixth year. Lessons learned from the work carried out so far were announced earlier this month. Resulting amendments...
Posted On 22 Feb 2013
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Masdar Launches Renewable Energy Desalination Program

  GLOBE-Net, January 22, 2013 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s leading renewable energy company, has launched a pilot program to test and develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies suitable to be powered by renewable energy sources. The long-term...
Posted On 22 Jan 2013

Ontario Closing Coal Plants Earlier Than Planned

The Ontario government has announced that the last coal plants in southern Ontario will shut down a year ahead of schedule.
Posted On 11 Jan 2013