Written By: Heike Schreiber The AEE Canada East chapter was pleased to host a webinar titled ‘Cold Weather Heat Pumps: Technology and Application’ on March 26, 2022. We would like to thank Shawn Moore of Envari for the informative and encouraging webinar and for an engaging Q&A session afterwards. While the presentation focused on data of residential installations from Envari’s pilot program with cold climate heat pumps, Shawn Moore also shared his experience with commercial
Written by: Catherine Humphrey and Daniel Gosselin Selling a decarbonization program could be likened to negotiating passage from a burning building, when the guy on the door won’t accept the building is on fire. It can be a tough sell. The end of life as we know it sounds dramatic and is far too frightening to think about, and therefore can be met with cynicism or sometimes anger. Never mind how much we hear in
Written by: Jennifer McIntosh and Daniel Dicaire, Ottawa Community Housing Ottawa Community Housing’s Sustainability team has partnered with Natural Resources Canada on an innovative project that focuses on improving the energy efficiency of affordable housing, by retrofitting homes to Net-Zero energy and Net-Zero Greenhouse gas emissions. Construction on the project was completed in the fall of 2021. The Prefabricated Exterior Energy Retrofit (PEER) Pilot Project is a solution aimed at breathing new life into four, 70-year-old townhomes
Written by: Colin Berry As we like to say, change is good. Right? Across Canada, we’re getting closer to a major change for our industry – switching out R-410A in new HVAC equipment, for lower GWP refrigerants. For those who have made decarbonization and sustainability commitments to their stakeholders, this is, in fact, a welcome change. Many others are taking a wait-n-see approach, trying to determine how to contribute to sustainability while making the change
Written by: Chanel Smith As I kid, I loved the outdoors, I found myself happiest when I was building forts, foraging in the woods with friends, or gardening in the yard with my mother and grandmother. In elementary school, I was fortunate enough to have been taught by environmentally conscious teachers who shed light on the impact that humans were having on our world. After a doing few projects involving recycled materials and topics that

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