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Green Building Leaders' Energy Labelling Webinar Vancouver's labelling policy & EnerGuide implementation
Chris Higgins, Green Building Planner with the City of Vancouver, presents Vancouver’s experience working with certified energy advisors to support building officials in ensuring houses meet the new code requirements for energy efficiency. And Chris Frye, Manager of Canada’s EnerGuide Rating System Implementation, provides an overview of the new EnerGuide Rating System and its launch strategy for B.C.
Home energy labelling makes energy performance ‘visible’ to consumers through validated and easy-to-understand energy labels. This strategic plans focuses on accelerating the uptake of EnerGuide labelling in British Columbia
This report identifies five ways to make mid-rise, mixed-use development more economically viable and affordable for famillies in the Greater Toronto Area.
The B.C. Clean Energy Jobs map highlights over 14,100 jobs from clean energy in B.C., and allows users to explore 156 renewable energy projects currently in operation or under construction.
Crafting an Effective Canadian Energy Strategy How Energy East and the oilsands affect climate and energy objectives
This report outlines key considerations and corresponding recommendations for provincial and territorial leaders as they convene to discuss a Canadian Energy Strategy.
With attractive returns on investment and many different ways to finance energy efficiency upgrades, there really is no reason any condo building couldn’t become more energy efficient. Check out the Green Condo Guide and see how you could start maximizing your condo’s energy- and cost-saving potential.
What happens when location-related costs are added to the “sticker price” of a home? This report approaches that question through the eyes of four Toronto-area homebuyers, who have been used as case studies.
This infographic illustrates new research by the Pembina Institute and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions that examines the role of natural gas in the transition to a carbon-constrained world.
Questions and answers on building an effective climate strategy for Alberta.
A recording of the Green Building Leaders: Sharing Our Successes 2014 webinar, with presentations from the Green Building Leaders network, including examples from North Cowichan, North Vancouver and Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC).
A summary of the Pembina Institute's 2013 Financial Statements.
This backgrounder provides information on the climate impacts of the oilsands and the link between pipelines, market access and oilsands expansion, as well as the regulatory context in Alberta. These factors all play into the assessment of Ontario and Quebec’s fourth condition for the Energy East pipeline.
There’s a common misconception that increasing the supply of renewable energy to the electricity grid drives up power costs in Alberta.
In fact, clean energy is lowering Albertans’ electricity costs. As this fact sheet explains, both solar and wind energy are subsidizing our electricity rates in different ways. Understanding why that happens requires a closer look at how the electricity market works.
British Columbia’s carbon tax has been in place for six years and all available evidence indicates it has been successful. This backgrounder explores B.C.’s experience with the carbon tax.
Developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is currently the main focus of the British Columbia government. This paper examines the role of natural gas in the transition to a low-carbon future.
British Columbia intends to introduce new carbon pollution rules for liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects proposed in the province. This backgrounder reviews the sources of carbon pollution from LNG and shale gas development, the opportunities to reduce those emissions, as well as current and emerging climate policies in B.C.
This report by the Pembina Institute and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) examines homebuyers’ preferences for home location attributes in the Greater Toronto Area. It presents the findings of a survey conducted by Environics Research Group in May 2014.
A report comparing rapid transit in five of Canada’s largest cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa.
Effectively engaging the local community is a critical first step in any development project, especially for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, as CCS is relatively new and unknown to most stakeholders.
This backgrounder details the results of a polling analysis of British Columbians’ opinions on commitments B.C. has made under the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy.
A summary of how Alberta’s key climate policy, the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation, currently functions and can be improved going forward.
An analysis of federal financial support for the oil sector, looking at both economic benefits and how they are countered by environmental impacts.
Who’s ready to fight traffic with transit? An analysis of GTHA transit investment platforms from Ontario’s political parties
Reducing traffic and building more rapid transit are top priorities for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This is an updated analysis of the positions taken by Ontario's four major political parties with regards to expanding rapid transit.
Within 20 years, Alberta has the potential to drastically reduce its over-reliance on fossil fuels for power generation and replace it with renewable energy sources such as wind, sun, biomass, hydro and geothermal energy, according to this report from the Pembina Institute and Clean Energy Canada.
A report providing a basic overview of emission mitigation opportunities in the cement industry with a particular focus on alternative fuel use in Ontario.
The results and summary of April 2014 opinion research on British Columbians' opinions of climate change and clean energy.
This infographic summarizes the benefits of investing in transit for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Greening the Goods presents policy options and innovative ideas to improve goods movement in Toronto, cutting costs and emissions and reducing congestion.
The Cross-Canada Impacts of Developing the Oil and Gas Industry of the Energy Sector Briefing note to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources
This briefing note was presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources in conjunction with testimony from the Pembina Institute.
Who's on track for rapid transit? An interim analysis of GTHA transit plans from Ontario’s major political parties
Reducing traffic and building more rapid transit are top priorities for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This is a preliminary analysis of the positions taken by the three parties in Ontario’s legislature with regards to expanding rapid transit.
Improving Energy Efficiency in Alberta’s Buildings Best practices, key actors and the role of sustainable energy organizations
This report examines the state of building energy consumption in Alberta in both the residential and commercial sub-sectors, demonstrating a significant potential to conserve energy.
This infographic illustrates the supply chain infrastructure that would be needed for B.C.'s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. It highlights sources of carbon pollution and suggests technology solutions that could help to minimize the climate impact.
Wellhead to Waterline Opportunities to limit greenhouse gas emissions from B.C.’s proposed LNG industry
British Columbia is attracting and promoting extensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) development. This report examines the various sources of greenhouse gas emissions from LNG across the supply chain and proposes some possible technological solutions.
This report presents a model building bylaw amendment for the energy labelling of new low-rise residential houses. The labelling requirement was designed as part of a broader process including research and workshops with local real estate stakeholders and local government staff in Dawson Creek, Campbell River and Fort St. John.
Letter: Surface Water Quantity Management Framework for the Athabasca River Formal submission to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development from the Pembina Institute
Letter to the Government of Alberta outlining why a zero-withdrawal limit for all operators during low-flow periods is essential to protect the Athabasca River.
Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline provides a preliminary assessment of the proposed pipeline's impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
This infographic examines the scale of carbon pollution that would accompany B.C.'s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) plan. It illustrates how LNG development could pose a climate challenge nearly as big as the Alberta oilsands by 2020.
Priced Out explores the factors contributing to rising home prices in the Greater Toronto Area, and how homebuyers are being “priced out” of location-efficient options.
Housing prices have been rising in the Greater Toronto Area in large part because of the limited supply of single-family homes in desirable, established neighbourhoods. This policy supplement presents eight policy solutions to encourage family-friendly housing options in these neighbourhoods.
Summary of the Pembina Institute's 2012 Financial Statements and list of supporters.
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