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Written by: Kim Bouffard, Manager of Belonging and Engagement This past Wednesday on May 22nd Engineers Canada hosted their second in-person 30 by 30 conference in Winnipeg Manitoba. The conference brought together engineering regulators, higher education institutions, industry leaders, and gender equity champions from across the country to discuss what we’ve learned over the past five years through the 30 by 30 initiative. For those of you who don’t know, 30 by 30 is a
Repurposing a late 60s concrete hotel provides climate-friendly housing in downtown Dartmouth. By Zack Metcalfe, Climate Story Network Maranova was built in the late 1960s or shortly thereafter; a 71-unit Dartmouth hotel considered big for its time, and relatively high-end. Later it became a Super 8, then the Dartmouth Ocean View Hotel, then nothing, just another derelict building in extreme disrepair — the sore thumb of downtown Dartmouth. The Maranova Hotel before renovations. Photo courtesy
A New Brunswick-based company looks to streamline building retrofits in Nova Scotia with the help of AI. By Scott Stoneman, Climate Story Network Fredericton-based tech startup, Climative, is collaborating with Microsoft on AI tools that will help Canadian property owners chart a course through the deep energy retrofit market. Climative CEO, Winston Morton, says the company offers a path to net zero by using machine learning to provide “a living plan that is aware” of

Climate Story Network: Equity in the Energy Game

Posted by Andrew Penner on  May 25, 2024
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Giving African Nova Scotian, Black and Indigenous peoples a place at the table in the fight against climate change. By Jon Tattrie, Climate Story Network A community network is helping African Nova Scotian, Black, and Indigenous people train for jobs in the growing clean energy sector. Rashelle Williams had studied travel and tourism and landed a good job with the Halifax Regional Municipality, but then the pandemic hit, and her entire department was laid off.
The Cape Breton social enterprise and leader in community self-reliance is on the path to a cleaner, more affordable energy future. By Allison Lawlor, Climate Story Network As the head of a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to support a culture of self-reliance in Cape Breton, backing a huge solar project to power an affordable-living community was daunting for Erika Shea, but still made perfect sense. An array of 1,800 solar panels at a

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