A Montreal-based startup is using artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing to make buildings around the world smarter, greener and safer as office workers begin returning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wood has become a major construction trend during the last decade because of its inherent beauty and sustainability. However, wood construction has always taken a back seat to concrete and steel when it comes to muffling sound transference between floors.
Linda Coady is a rare bird who can work on both sides of the bitter divide separating the oil-industry and environmental advocates. After six years as vice-president for sustainability at Enbridge, Coady took up the reins at the Pembina Institute.
From choosing renewable energy to waste audits to LED lighting systems, companies featured on this year’s list are accustomed to running successful businesses while minimizing their ecological footprints, such as Hatch’s head office in Mississauga which features automated building sensor technology.
The past two weeks have seen an outpouring of concern and commitment by companies about racism in the United States. Pronouncements on company social media accounts often take the form of graphics — white type against a black background seems to be de rigueur in the current environment.
Amazon has new allies for The Climate Pledge including Indian technology consulting giant Infosys, U.S. wireless market share leader Verizon and U.K. consumer goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser Group. All have pledged to eliminate or offset all greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
Unilever has announced it will invest US$1.12 billion (based on exchange rates this week) over the next decade in efforts to tackle climate change and deliver on a new goal to ensure net-zero emissions across its value chain by 2039.
Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers with more than 470 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, recently received an eighth Leader in Sustainability award from Call2Recycle in recognition of its exceptional commitment to battery recycling.
KingSett Capital has announced Scotia Plaza’s 40 King St. W. building in Toronto has earned Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Performance v2 certification from the Canada Green Building Council. The building becomes the largest certified zero carbon building in Canada at more than 1.5 million square feet, a release states.
Businesses across the U.S. have begun intensive Covid-19 disinfection regimens, exposing returning workers and consumers to some chemicals that are largely untested for human health, a development that’s alarming health and environmental safety experts.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp. The stamp will allow travelers to recognize governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols.
Six organizations have formed The Future of Tourism Coalition, with the mission to be the centre of recovery strategies: Center for Responsible Travel, Destination Stewardship Center, Green Destinations, Sustainable Travel International, Tourism Cares, and the Travel Foundation.
Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines (NSDEM), along with program partners Efficiency Nova Scotia and the Canada Green Building Council, launched the Nova Scotia Energy Benchmarking Pilot Program to help building owners improve building efficiency.
The Government of Alberta announced on June 11 that Energy Efficiency Alberta would be dissolved. The agency has helped thousands of homeowners, municipalities and businesses save money and energy while creating jobs and improving Alberta’s international reputation.
As a signatory to Investing to Address Climate Change: A Charter for Canadian Universities Western University has joined more than a dozen research-intensive Canadian universities to battle climate change through sustainable investing in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.
The Canadian wood pellet sector, with its dependence on sustainable biomass, is poised to grow its ties with Indigenous people and businesses. There is considerable opportunity for participation in the wood pellet sector for contractors, suppliers, employees, operators and owners.
In an unprecedented move, ride-hailing company Lyft revealed it plans to electrify every car on its platform — owned by Lyft, rented to drivers and cars owned by drivers — by 2030 and result in millions of electric vehicle purchases.
The American Council on Renewable Energy and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid launched the “Macro Grid Initiative” to expand and upgrade the nation’s transmission network to deliver jobs and economic development, a cleaner environment, and lower costs for consumers.
Can you say, hand on heart, that your company’s current SDG response really is creating system-wide value? The Future-Fit team has examined hundreds of sustainability reports and found that business responses to the SDGs are either defensive, selective or holistic.
The sunny city of Santa Monica, California, in greater Los Angeles, soon could become the first zero-emission delivery zone in America. Every good delivered in the region, from food to packages, would be transported in a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV).