Canada will not become a leader in mandating whole building airtightness testing, or at least not in the near-term future. A proposed change to the National Energy Code that could have made the practice compulsory for construction of large commercial, institutional and multi-residential building designed to comply with the code’s prescriptive path has now been withdrawn upon instructions from the executive committee of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes.
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Scotia Plaza marks zero carbon building milestone
Scotia Plaza’s 40 King St. West building in Toronto has earned a Zero Carbon Building – Performance v2 Certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). »READ MORE
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: COVID-19 incubates global adjustment 2021-22
The late May heat wave signals the launch of the annual chasing-the-peaks challenge for many of Ontario’s large commercial building operators. Electricity customers with average monthly demand of at least one megawatt (MW) have the opportunity to lock in a favourable factor for calculating their share of global adjustment (GA) costs for an entire year, but it depends on how adroitly they can reduce energy loads during the five hours of the year when the highest system-wide peak demand is recorded.»READ MORE