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How the developer of a $1.4 billion real estate project plans to track its lofty goals

Fast Company Summary The plan for a major new $1.4 billion development on the waterfront in downtown Ottawa started like many big real estate projects, with the simple balancing of risk and return. Dream , the developer behind the project and one of Canada’s biggest real estate companies...


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Cimco Completes Low-Charge Ammonia Heating/Cooling System for Canadian Community

Ammonia21 Summary Cimco Refrigeration, a Toronto, Canada-based industrial refrigeration contractor, has completed a low-charge ammonia/NH 3 (R717) heating/cooling system, to be linked to a district energy-sharing system for a planned community of 30,000 residents in Edmonton, Canada. ...


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Canada to Invest $797 Million in Race to Carbon Neutrality

Courthouse News Service Summary Canada is making a big push to achieve its commitment of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, beginning with a new $797 million clean energy investment over the next four years. Though not everyone is convinced the government is committing the resources necessary...


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Plans unveiled for clean energy 'innovation campus'

World Nuclear News Summary Canadian company Kinectrics has announced plans to design, build and operate a collaborative clean energy innovation campus, Helius, which will amongst other things provide infrastructure needed to support the development, testing and commercialisation of small...


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Railside development delves deep into geothermal energy

Toronto Star Summary The landscape of The Forks is set to change dramatically in the coming years, as parking lots between the CityTV building and Shaw Park are converted from pavement slabs into an expansive, mixed-use neighbourhood. On Wednesday, work began on the most essential of...


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Green generation: Inside GM Canada’s $28 million cogen project using renewable landfill gas

Canadian Biomass Summary As more emphasis is placed on fostering a green economy, large businesses are investing in new ways to power their operations with renewable sources. GM Canada is one such business. In August 2020, the company announced it had completed a $28 million...


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Canada funds 8 bioenergy projects

Biomass Summary The Canadian government in mid-April announced an C$8.4 million investment in nine community-led Indigenous clean energy projects across British Columbia. Eight of those projects focus on the use of biomass and bioenergy. All nine projects were funded through Natural...


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New Zibi community raises bar on sustainability

Canadian Apartment Summary Rising out of its industrial past, Zibi is a community unlike any other in Canada. Framed by Portage Bridge and Waterfront Quarter to the east and Chaudière Crossing and Albert Island to the west, the new waterfront city straddling Ottawa and Gatineau features a...


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First Nations Communities in Canada to Receive $7 Million for Clean Energy Production

Courthouse News Services Summary Natural Resource Canada announced Friday it will award over $7 million to support nine biomass energy projects being undertaken by First Nations communities across British Columbia. The projects are intended to help Indigenous communities reduce their...


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Canada, FCM invest in creation of district energy system for National Capital Region

Canadian Biomass Summary A $23-million investment has been made to Hydro Ottawa through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to create a district energy system for Ottawa–Gatineau’s carbon-neutral Zibi waterfront development. The...