Moving To a Zero Carbon Future Monday, March 19, 2018

Moving To a Zero Carbon Future

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Canada has set ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, which will require the building sector to move to a zero carbon future.

The new and growing crop of buildings rising 50 storeys and up in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning. She is not alone in her assessment.

The Supreme Court of Canada released a decision on February 15, 2018 (Valard Construction Ltd. v. Bird Construction Company) which imposes a new obligation on an owner or general contractor of a construction project who requires a Labour and Material Payment Bond (L&M bond) to take reasonable steps to proactively inform claimants of the existence of the L&M bond.

An office building on Cachet Woods Court, in Markham, Ontario’s technology hub, plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada, generating more energy than needed for annual operation. 

The British Columbia government expects to collect about $520 million in new annual revenue through additional residential property taxes and property transfer taxes.

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