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5 Cities around the world leading the charge on climate action

As a result of findings in its Climate Reality Project, EcoWatch has identified five cities around the world that are leaders in climate action programs: Copenhagen, San Francisco, Vancouver, Stockholm and Singapore. These are just five examples of cities that … Continue reading

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Vancouver plans to go 100% renewable. What are the challenges it faces?

In the following article appearing in Vox, David Roberts interviewed Sadhu Johnson, the Vancouver City Manager, about the challenges the city faces as it pursues the goal of reaching 100% renewable energy consumption. Last year, Vancouver, British Columbia, officially adopted … Continue reading

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Canadian tower earns platinum LEED status

The publication ProudGreenBuilding.com reports that TELUS Garden’s office tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, is officially one of the greenest buildings in North America. The Canada Green Building Council has awarded TELUS Garden Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum … Continue reading

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Vancouver, Copenhagen, Helsinki mayors brainstorm on building greener cities

Elizabeth McSheffrey reports in the National Observer News on a recent meeting and collaboration on greening their cities among Helsinki Deputy Mayor Pekka Sauri, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen, and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson plans … Continue reading

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Utilities commission throws wrench into Vancouver’s energy plans

Jeff Lee reports in the Vancouver Sun that, following its decision to grant community utility company Creative Energy permission to build a new hot water heat system in Northeast False Creek, the the British Columbia (B.C.) Utilities Commission subsequently rejected a … Continue reading

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District Energy magazine 3rd-quarter issue published–free access

IDEA’s 106th Annual Conference and Trade Show was a huge success, with more than 960 delegates from 22 countries joining us in Boston. You can read a recap in the third-quarter issue of District Energy magazine, now available online. Highlights … Continue reading

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Remote First Nation developing Community Energy Plan

Government Operations reports that, faced with high costs to generate power and heat, the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is creating a community energy plan to find ways to improve energy efficiency and identify clean energy opportunities … Continue reading

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Secrets of campus energy excellence revealed on new UBC website

Challenged by a mandate to achieve optimal fiscal efficiency, operational excellence and environmental sustainability, the University of British Columbia (UBC) is advancing innovative programs that are saving electricity, reducing greenhouse gases and reducing water use. How do they do it? … Continue reading

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The Steam Age returns to Vancouver

Jeff Lee reports in the Vancouver Sun that Vancouver developer Ian Gillespie expects to invest upwards of $100 million over the next five years into converting the city’s largest natural gas steam plant into a low-carbon energy system to provide … Continue reading

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City of Vancouver will require new downtown buildings to hook up to district energy plant

Jeff Lee reports in the Vancouver Sun that the City of Vancouver will soon require that new buildings in most areas of the downtown peninsula be hooked up to a low-carbon alternative-energy utility. The requirement, which will cover northeast False … Continue reading

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