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Posted Saturday, October 24, 2020

By:  Brendan Haley Ph.D., Policy Director of Efficiency Canada   
brendan.haley@efficiencycanada.org
Abstract:  The 2020 federal speech from the throne lists “energy efficiency retrofits” as infrastructure investment, and a new Canada Infrastructure Bank “growth plan” includes large building retrofits. The re-framing of energy efficiency as infrastructure highlights aggregate, society-wide, impacts rather than individual...

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Posted Monday, January 02, 2017

1 2 3 stepsBy Alec Hay, Paul Dowsett, and Donald Peckover
At Rethink Sustainability Initiatives’ leadership exchange,   The New Leadership Opportunity – in an Uncertain Future , held at The UofT Faculty Club in mid 2016, over 125 senior leaders from over 20 industries explored key challenges impacting our environment and society – and solutions that can be implemented today. To accelerate the conversation, it was ignited by a multi-disciplined group of speakers...

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Posted Monday, September 19, 2016

Cardio HospitalJudy Lam, MBA, CMA, CPA
Many municipalities are realizing the importance and benefits of developing a brownfield redevelopment strategy.  In Ontario, brownfields are defined generally as underdeveloped or previously developed properties that may be contaminated. They are usually, but not exclusively, former industrial or commercial properties that have been underutilized, derelict or vacant. There are economic, social and environmental benefits of brownfield development.
An...

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Posted Friday, September 16, 2016

A Developer’s Perspective on Sustainability in an Uncertain Future 
By: Louie Santaguida
Toronto – June 2016 – At Rethink Sustainability Initiatives’ leadership exchange, The  New Leadership Opportunity – in an Uncertain Future , held at The UofT Faculty Club, over 125 senior leaders from over 20 industries explored key challenges impacting our environment and society – and solutions that can be implemented today. To...

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Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2003

By Jennifer Tidmarsh
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS in Vaughan, Ontario, have a new tool to help make industry more competitive, more sustainable, and more profitable. The Toronto Region Sustainability Program is available to help Vaughan small-to-medium sized (SME) manufacturers reduce their costs while improving their environmental performance.
The Toronto Region Sustainability Program offers companies, with fewer than 500 employees, funding assistance to have a pre-qualified...

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