Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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If and when construction on Trans Mountain pipeline begins, unions stand to benefit over contractor shuffle

  If and when construction begins on the beleaguered Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, one of the biggest winners could be organized labour, thanks to a decision to increase the amount of work being given to unionized companies revealed...

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Green firm financing in Canada could bring in $110 billion by 2025

  Canada’s financial companies could make annual revenues of $110 billion by 2025 by targeting firms and projects that reduce or have lower greenhouse gas emissions, a trio of public and private groups said Sept. 17. Taking advantage of...

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Public inquiry into $12.7 billion Muskrat Falls ‘boondoggle’ begins this week in Labrador

  It has been called a “boondoggle” by the man in charge. The Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject, a massive dam and powerhouse harnessing the lower Churchill River near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador, is not even yet complete. But...

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City of Vancouver launches first green bond

  The City of Vancouver has issued its first green bond offering of $85 million to fund environmentally sustainable initiatives and projects, while offering investors competitive returns. “The City of Vancouver has set out an ambitious...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up September 15, 2018

    Below are links to the top news items posted on Construction Links Network over the past week. Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!   Best Regards, Arnie Gess, President   Save time -...

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What will it take to make buildings carbon neutral?

If cities are going to curb the rise of global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius, they’ll have to address the single largest contributor, by sector, to their carbon footprint: buildings. Buildings account for roughly 50 percent of...

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BC local governments recognized for leadership in wood design and building at 2018 Union of BC Municipalities Convention

  WHISTLER, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized today at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Whistler. Five local governments were presented with...

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CALÉO, a Le Groupe Maurice project attains LEED Silver certification from U.S. Green Building Council

  SAINT-LAURENT, QC, Sept. 11, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - After opening its doors on July 1 in Boucherville, the CALÉO residential retirement complex is the first private seniors' home in Canada to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy...

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Passive building key to one Coquitlam townhouse complex development

  Judging from architectural renderings, a new residential development planned for the 600-block of Foster Avenue in Coquitlam looks like a typical townhouse project. But Scott Kennedy, one of the architects behind the development, said...

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