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Five Things To Expect in 2016

Times, They Are A-Changing! By Derek Satnik: Every year at Mindscape we like to sit down and look ahead at what we think might happen. You could call it planning strategically, but part of it is certainly that we just love to dream about how we can help continue to change the world.  We’ve had a couple rough years for energy and the environment in Canada, but 2016 promises to be an...
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Ten Years of Impact

The Mindscape Legacy By Derek Satnik   Reflections Mindscape was founded on Dec. 21, 2005, and this year marks our 10th anniversary. Anniversaries offer a special opportunity to sit back and take stock of the successes and failures of the last chapter in your story, so we’ve been thinking a lot about the impact that Mindscape has had, and I’m grateful to say that it’s been...
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Mindscape’s Residential Services Program Update

The structure of Mindscape’s residential building performance services is getting updated soon.  As many of you know, Mindscape is a licensed regional Provider for various home performance labeling programs, including EnerGuide for New Homes, ENERGY STAR for New Homes, GREEN SEAL (BUILT GREEN), LEED Canada for Homes and R-2000. For those interested in enrolling their homes to participate in...
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CHBA goes for Zero

CHBA Launches Net-Zero Council By Derek Satnik:   Landing in Halifax Last week I traveled to Halifax to meet with CHBA’s national Net-Zero Council (NZC). CHBA has heard the industry calling for help to build net-zero energy buildings, and this new Council is their response. The Council’s mandate is clear: chart a course to help builders to build and market homes that produce as...
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Dollars 2 $ense

Energy Training that Makes $ense By Derek Satnik:   Dollars 2 $ense Yesterday I had the privilege of teaching an energy course on behalf of Natural Resources Canada. The audience was a delightful mix of “normal” people: a building manager, a public servant, a researcher, an engineer… all there to learn more about how to monitor their energy use, and reduce it. Natural Resources Canada...
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Reflections on 2014-2015

Welcome to frosty, beautiful 2015! By Derek Satnik   Reflections Here we are at the beginning of another year. As always, Mindscape likes to take this opportunity to step back and reflect on some of the major happenings of the past year, and to look ahead at some of the most interesting things we see coming. 2014 was a healing year for Mindscape. We lived through the pains of...
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