Tag: City of Vancouver

Canada’s first zero-carbon firehall opens in Vancouver

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Canada's first ever zero-carbon firehall is providing essential fire and rescue services, while showcasing a design approach that is better for people and the...

Wesgroup builds the largest rooftop solar project in B.C.

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Wesgroup, one of Western Canada’s biggest private real estate companies, has completed construction of the largest rooftop solar power project ever built in British...

Vancouver Convention Centre recertified for LEED Platinum status

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The West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre has been recertified as LEED Platinum for Building Operations and Maintenance – maintaining its double LEED Platinum...

Vancouver’s tallest passive house features zero emissions artist hub

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The City of Vancouver recently celebrated certification for a new seven-storey Passive House project that is the tallest in the province of British Columbia....

River District becomes first customer for Vancouver district energy project

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Residents and businesses in Vancouver’s River District community will soon have their space and water heating needs met with energy generated by Metro Vancouver’s...

New Green Municipal Funds for B.C. Communities

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Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources and Joanne Vanderheyden, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced $1.76-million of new investments...

New Campaign Launched to Prevent Food Waste in Canada

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Sixty-three per cent of the food Canadians throw away could have been eaten. Not knowing how to use up leftovers or less than perfect...

Canada’s Greenest Employers Setting New Sustainability Standards

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With millions of Canadians working away from their normal workplaces the past year, many of the country's most sustainable organizations responded by helping employees...

SFU Partners with Cleantech Industry Accelerator

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) is partnering with Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre to advance the cleantech industry in British Columbia and beyond. A recently announced...

Vancity Plans for Net-Zero-Emission Loan Portfolio

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The Vancouver credit union Vancity has plans to make an entire loan portfolio carbon-neutral by 2040. With its values-based financial co-operative serving the needs...