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SB-12 Updates are Here! Amended July 7, 2016

  First off we wanted to thank everyone who submitted comments to the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) regarding Drain Water Heat Recovery’s (DWHR) removal from the 2017 Draft SB-12 version. As amended July 7, 2016, Drain water heat recovery units are now a mandatory requirement for all prescriptive compliance packages.      Supplementary Standard...
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SB-12 Updates Are Coming – Feedback Needed

DWHR Removed from SB-12 (2017) – Comments Due March 11 By Kyle Anders Action Alert: This announcement is for builders of low-rise housing. This is a technical update, and it will impact your projects financially, so we encourage you read thoroughly and take action to have your say before the deadline next Friday.   Deadline for Comments: Friday March 11, 2016 The Ontario Ministry of...
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Two Green Trends Worth Watching

By Daljit Basan:   CaGBC’s Green Building in Canada: Assessing the Marketing Impacts and Opportunities  The CaGBC released a key market  impact report with The Delphi Group titled Green Building in Canada: Assessing the Market Impacts & Opportunities, which details the wide economic impact that the green building industry has had in Canada over the past decade. Among its many...
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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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Net Zero Energy Sighting in Ontario

Net Zero Energy Homes Among Us… By Kyle Anders It can be startling to learn that there are people out there living the Canadian Dream in a nice home, who aren’t paying for energy. ‘How can that possibly be!’ you exclaim. ‘We were meant to pay a monthly power bill to our benevolent utility overlords!’ Well it may be time to adjust that notion, because some innovative...
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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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