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Displaying items by tag: Climate Change

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 21:14

A Primer for Real Estate Investment Decisions

Climate volatility, energy costs and a growing backlog of required capital expenditure are projected to drive real estate investment decisions in the near and long term.

Prolonged and costly power outages rank high among the severe weather risks that Canadians increasingly face. Precarious energy distribution systems, deferred maintenance and communication breakdowns have sometimes exacerbated the turmoil of events like the Alberta floods and southern Ontario ice storm of 2013.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:45

Building Sector Brainstorms on Extreme Weather

Commercial real estate operators have a steadily accumulating inventory of lessons learned from extreme weather events, providing both motivation and insight to prepare for more climate volatility in the future.

Monday, 18 September 2017 15:27

Climate Risk Raises Stranded Asset Potential

Fire and flood created an ominous backdrop for real estate investment in the spring and summer of 2017 as natural calamities engulfed or inundated billions of dollars worth of property in North America and beyond.

Monday, 06 March 2017 15:17

Climate Data to be Revamped for Future Codes

Historical climate data is losing relevance in Canada’s model national building, energy, fire and plumbing codes as severe storms, drought and intense heat waves become more frequent.

Friday, 06 July 2018 20:51

Costs of Dismantling Cap and Trade Queried

Ontario-based participants in the Western Climate Initiative were locked out of their carbon trading accounts immediately after the new Ontario government revoked the provincial cap and trade regulation July 3.

Monday, 05 November 2018 17:21

Feds Foil Carbon Pollution Amnesty Efforts

Small and medium sized businesses in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick have been promised about $155 million to cushion the initial shock of fuel surcharges when the first phase of the four-year incremental rollout of carbon pricing begins next spring.