Friday, August 23, 2019

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Tesla launches solar rental service in the United States – solar panel system for $50 per month

As blogged on Electrek.co, Tesla is launching today a solar rental service – a brand new way to get a solar panel system on your roof for as little as $50 per month without any long-term contract. SolarCity pioneered new models to sell solar...

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Vancouver Island construction activity continues on upward trajectory in 2019

Victoria, BC (August 16, 2019) – At $648.1 million, building permits across Vancouver Island continued on an upward trajectory, rising six per cent in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter. Residential permits increased 19 per...

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From slave to architect, meet the South Carolina man who built America’s biggest bridges in the 1800s

As blogged on Face2FaceAfrica.com, Horace King had all the odds against him as he was born into slavery on a South Carolina plantation. He, nevertheless, rose to become a prolific architect and the most respected bridge builder in west Georgia,...

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Planning your fall schedule? Make sure to attend the Green Building Festival October 8 in Toronto

Register today for the best rate of only $225! Hear truly innovative approaches, speakers & projects, and earn 5.5 education units for $225 at the 2019 Green Building Festival It's only 8 weeks until the 2019 Green Building Festival, and...

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Spruce Grove man becomes first Canadian to win world safety award

As reported in the Spruce Grove Examiner, Michael Brown is now officially one of the world’s best safety consultants. The Spruce Grove resident was nominated for the World Safety Organization’s Safety Person of the Year award earlier this...

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Connecting GTA architects and engineers with the northern forest

Timmins, ON – Today, a group of southern Ontario architects, engineers, and union leaders participated in a tour of forestry and mill operations in Timmins, Ontario as part of the It Takes a Forest awareness initiative. Co-sponsored by Forests...

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The world’s first solar road has turned out to be a colossal failure

As reported on BusinessInsider.com, solar roads were promised to be one of the biggest unprecedented revolutions of our time, not just in the field of renewable energy but in the energy sector generally. Covering 2,800 square meters, Normandy's...

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ActiveConversion Blog Share: Content is king (even in B2B)

Content can have an astounding impact on your digital marketing regardless of whether you’re a B2C or a B2B company. In fact, conversion rates tend to be six times higher for companies using content marketing than those that aren’t. It...

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Newmarket contractor’s random act of kindness has kids climbing the walls

As reported on NewmarketToday.ca, there’s now at least one local home where it’s perfectly OK for children to climb the walls, thanks to a little help from a Newmarket contractor with a kind heart. When former mover turned self-employed...

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Registration is open for the 2019 International Code Council Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo

Washington, D.C. – Registration is open for the 2019 International Code Council Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo, which will be held on October 20-30, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s conference offers a variety of educational...

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Town of Cochrane moves to next phase of two vital facilities

As reported on CochraneToday.ca, the Town of Cochrane is moving to the next stage of both its proposed new RCMP detachment and transit hub facilities leading up to requesting budget approvals from council. Principal design and architectural...

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Czech company helps MTO slash Highway 10 mill material by 46 per cent

As reported on Orangeville.com, with Orangeville motorists vexed by traffic delays caused by construction on Highway 10, we’ve learned how a company from Europe has helped the province slash some of its asphalt costs nearly in half. Joining...

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City of Edmonton announces incentives for the installation of solar panels

Edmontonians can now apply for solar installation rebates through the City’s Change Homes for Climate - Solar Program. The new incentive rate of $0.40/watt will cover roughly 15 per cent towards the cost of a home solar energy system installation....

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IAPMO weeks USHGC Hydronics task group members

Ontario, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is accepting applications and seeking technical experts to participate in a task group relating to hydronics. The scope of the...

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World’s longest undersea rail tunnel hits first obstacle

As reported on Bloomberg.com, a plan to build the world’s longest undersea rail tunnel has hit its first snag. Financing of 15 billion euros ($16.8 billion) was agreed this year for the tunnel to link Finland and Estonia. But the Baltic...

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