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Canadian communities are tapping into greener ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary During the cold, snowy winters in much of Canada, many of us rely on furnaces, boilers and baseboard heaters to keep our homes and offices comfortable — and hope they don't suddenly quit during a cold snap. But what if you didn't need any heating equipment in...


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Solar? Geothermal? Garbage? 6 climate-friendly ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary Using local energy sources such as lake water, wood waste or even garbage to heat and cool buildings is one way for communities to cut their greenhouse gas emissions — the goal of this week's UN climate summit. In district energy systems , instead of...


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Government invests $645K in two Indigenous forestry projects in Yukon

Ellen Cools, Wood Business Summary Jan. 2, 2019 – The federal government is investing $645,000 in two Indigenous forestry projects in Yukon. The Teslin Tlingit Council received $595,000 to purchase biomass wood chip boilers, as part of a larger project that aims to reduce reliance on...


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Second Expression of Interest Open for NRCan's Green Infrastructure Phase II Program

Deadline: February 21, 2018 Summary Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has issued a second call for Expressions of Interest under the Energy-Efficient Buildings Research, Development and Demonstration Program. The second phase of the Green Infrastructure program has been expanded to include...

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Canada funds British Columbia pellet, bioenergy projects

Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine Summary Natural Resources Canada has awarded $6.45 million to support six projects in British Columbia that aim to promote innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. Several of the projects address...


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Development and application of building archetype analysis for community energy planning

Summary This presentation will provide an overview of an approach to community scale energy analysis NRCan has adopted involving development and application of modeled building archetype data to estimate thermal and electrical energy demand of buildings. Obtaining detailed building energy data...

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