Wednesday, February 21, 2018

News

Abandoned Nanaimo coal mine finds second life as heat source for university buildings

In Nanaimo, B.C. — a city built on coal — a long-abandoned mine will soon become the heat source for a new university building. Salt water from the flooded shafts of the Wakesiah mine, which run 135 to 180 metres beneath the Vancouver...

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Canada ranks second on annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED list

OTTAWA, ON – January 22, 2018 – Today, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce that Canada has once again ranked second in the annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED list. Curated by the U.S. Green Building Council...

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Tender process open for new Niverville high school

Steinbach, MB. January 19, 2018 – Hanover School Division is pleased to announce the start of the tender process for construction of a new 66,700 sq. ft. high school in the town of Niverville. The new school will serve 450 Grade 9-12 students,...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up January 20, 2018

Greetings, Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the last week. If you have a news items to share with Canada's construction, building and design community, make sure to submit directly to me before...

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Quebec homeowners claim West Island contractor operating without a licence

Homeowners in Vaudreuil-Dorion are outraged after their relatively new roof started leaking. They found out the hard way that the contractor they had hired was operating without a valid licence, meaning they’re not insured and are left with little...

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Vancouver builders test ‘locals-first’ policies for new presale real estate opportunities

The City of Vancouver is looking for ways to reset a housing market in which its residents are battered by both high prices and a low availability, and putting local buyers at the front of the line for any new presale real estate opportunities is...

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FLO welcomes Ontario’s Workplace Charging Incentive Program

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 18, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - FLO, the Canadian leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, welcomes the Ontario Ministry of Transportation's initiative to support employers and commercial building owners that wish to...

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A look at how self-insulating bricks can save money and open new architectural possibilities for multistory buildings

The better a building is insulated, the less heat is lost in winter—and the less energy is needed to achieve a comfortable room temperature. The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) regularly raises the requirements for building...

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Contractor fatally injured at Manitoba Hydro site

An employee of a contractor working for Manitoba Hydro near the northern community of Gillam was killed on the job Wednesday. The 22-year-old man was struck in the head on a job site near the Nelson River and could not be saved, Manitoba Hydro,...

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Chartwell breaks ground on premium retirement community in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Chartwell Retirement Residences unveils plans and breaks ground for Chartwell Wescott, a new retirement residence located in the refined area of Ambleside in the Windermere neighbourhood in...

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A look at smart window technology that channel magnetic fluids to shade and heat rooms

Our future selves might look back and wonder how we ever handled having just plain old glass in our windows. Curtains or blinds might get the flick in favor of a variety of smart windows that can tint themselves or turn opaque on command,...

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Toronto raises performance standards for new development, targets zero emissions by 2030

The City of Toronto has updated the Toronto Green Standard to include stepped performance targets to approach zero emissions for all new buildings by 2030. This update represents a critical step toward achieving City Council's low-carbon goals...

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