Building Resilient Communities
October 1, 2015
Enbridge Gas Distribution delivers safe and reliable natural gas to more than 1.9 million customers in Ontario. For more than 15 years Enbridge has offered customers energy efficiency programs to help them use energy wisely and save money. Since 1995, through participation in its energy efficiency programs Enbridge has helped customers reduce their cumulative natural gas consumption by about 6.1 billion cubic metres. For illustrative purposes, that would be the equivalent of enough gas to supply approximately 1.9 million homes for one year.
Incorporated in 1985, Provident is a leading Energy Services Company (ESCO) in the Greater Toronto Area with 30 years of experience in the energy management field. Provident’s specialized market consists of multi-residential buildings with an emphasis on high-rise condominiums. Provident is committed to generating substantial energy savings through their major divisions which include Energy Management Systems & Monitoring (BAS), Individual Suite Metering & Billing, Energy Consulting Services and Energy Retrofits for existing buildings. Provident is a proud member of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Toronto Better Building Partnership, the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Illuminating Engineers Society of North America.
RWDI Consulting Engineers is an international specialty consulting engineering firm that uses a variety of engineering, computing, and scientific capabilities to help designers create comfortable environments and high performance buildings and structures. Unparalleled experience gained from thousands of projects in every climate is not our only offering. RWDI’s talented staff, working from offices in several countries, is a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, meteorologists, technologists and modelers capable of dealing with the most complicated design issues.
Internat Energy Solutions Canada is an independent engineering consulting company dedicated to the creation of a more sustainable economy, government and society. Our mission is to help governments, business and individual households create more wealth and employment, protect and enhance human and natural capital, and to increase profit and competitive advantage through the application of sustainable design, energy efficiency and renewable energy principles. Our team of independent engineers and energy consultants are committed to bringing value to society by helping our clients become more efficient, less dependent on external energy supplies, and less disruptive to the environment in which they are embedded. We believe that market-based solutions can help foster the societal transformation required in order to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, slow the depletion of our world’s natural resources, and reduce our ecological footprint, for the benefit of current and future generations.
Inline Fiberglass is a world leader in pultrusion technology, which is committed to providing leading edge window and door systems built on the superior characteristics of fiberglass. As a fully integrated manufacturing operation, Inline designs and pultrudes in house, standard and custom lineals, while fabricating the Sovereign window series for institutional, light commercial and residential application. The physical combination of fiberglass continuous rovings and the new engineered polymer resin matrix, yields high strength profiles which translate to optimum performance characteristics over and above traditional materials. This new generation of fiberglass material is now commercially available.
Cricket Energy delivers energy efficiency related products and services to home builders, owners and Property Managers. Whether multi-unit high rise, low rise, or single family we are focused on improving comfort, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Unified by a singular vision, we have assembled a formidable team of industry and energy professionals with over 30 years’ experience. The unification of our founding companies has cemented the guiding principles with which we operate; transparency, honesty, innovation and teamwork.
WSP Group provides sustainable consulting in the built and natural environment. This involves designing, engineering and managing Property and Buildings, Infrastructure (including Transportation and Municipal Infrastructure), Industrial, Energy and Environment projects. At WSP, we see a future of continuous growth and change, with our clients expanding their operations and companies such as ours consolidating to compete on a global scale. Environmental and social considerations being key components of this future, WSP is positioned to both respond to these issues and support our clients in doing the same. In a world facing new and different challenges – climate change, social and political instability, natural resource constraints – we are able to create lasting value for our clients.
SUSTAINABLE.TO is a leader in an emerging movement of pragmatic sustainability – simple is the new smart. We specialize in affordable, healthy, and energy-efficient design. SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building (S.TO) is a professional architecture practice established in 2009 guided by Principal Architect Paul Dowsett and his three decades of green architectural experience. Our team of designers and building scientists apply their unique skills from diverse backgrounds to achieve the optimal solution for each project. S.TO’s design process integrates all sectors of the design and construction community as early as possible, in service of the client, to realize a project of collective authorship.
For more than 60 years, MMM Group Limited has been the consultant of choice and trusted partner to private- and public-sector clients across Canada and around the world. We are passionate about the environment and about creating healthy legacies in the communities where we live and work. From the sustainability goals we set for our own business, to our integrated design approaches, our culture ensures that our clients’ projects are guided by sound environmental practices no matter where in the world they may be. We are committed to ensuring that our solutions are not only tailored to our clients’ needs, but also sensitive to local conditions, and sustainable for the long term.
Diamond Schmitt Architects (http://www.dsai.ca) is a leading full-service architectural firm based in Toronto with an international reputation for design excellence and sustainable design solutions. The firm also engages in research and has developed ecoMetrics, a sustainable design databank focused on energy-use reduction. An extensive portfolio of projects includes academic buildings, libraries, performing arts centres, sports facilities, master plans, residential and commercial buildings. Equally extensive is work completed for the healthcare sector, with life science facilities, research laboratories and hospitals. The firm has 23 accredited LEED professionals and 37 LEED certified or registered projects, including 3 LEED Platinum certifications.
Arborus Consulting works with stakeholders, architects and design engineers to develop the most appropriate energy strategies to suit the project. Whether it is the design of a new building, renovation to existing or generating energy on-site, effective energy strategies require an in-depth knowledge of the relationships between the building envelope, indoor environmental quality and energy requirements. Arborus consultants have been working with the built environment for over twenty years; we understand these relationships and the integration process for successful implementation.
EnerQuality is the #1 certifier of energy efficient and ENERGY STAR qualified homes in Canada. Founded in 1998 as a partnership between the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, EnerQuality designs and delivers green building programs and training to the residential construction industry.
The Toronto 2030 District is a private sector-led initiative supporting district-wide reductions in building related energy, water and transportation emissions across Toronto’s downtown core. Sponsored by BOMA Toronto, the Ontario Association of Architects, and Sustainable Buildings Canada, the Toronto 2030 District seeks to convene key stakeholders in the local building sector in support of a more effective culture of building conservation across all building types in the District.
Live Green Toronto promotes and supports the greening of the city of Toronto. Live Green Toronto also offers grants, community support, a newsletter, volunteer program and more. Live Green Toronto is part of the Environment & Energy Division of the City of Toronto. For more information, click here.
OZZ Electric specializes in large-scale projects, high profile design build work, retrofit applications and green energy solutions, providing full service in both the residential and industrial, commercial, institutional (ICI) space. The company’s growth has been driven by a philosophy of service and technical excellence, combined with a commitment to building both long-term customer relationships and enduring industry partnerships. www.ozzelectric.com/
If you want a next generation building, LEED® Platinum, or sustainable practices to maintain the value of your new or existing building, EllisDon can help you get there. EllisDon’s Sustainable Building Services team (SBS) is a specialized group that provides guidance in varying capacity, ranging from corporate oversight and support to projects, to the unique offering of full in-house Sustainability Consulting services. We are fully versed with the implementation of advanced technologies, high-efficiency design and green building certifications such as LEED®, GreenGlobes®, and BOMA BESt®. EllisDon’s proprietary Environmental Management System makes every project greener. No matter what your sustainable building goals, our team is available to help you transform good intentions into powerful actions.
By working with nature, the Dutch have succeeded in creating sustainable solutions for the growth of their economy. Being a model Sustainable Urban Delta, the Netherlands provides real-world solutions for delta cities today. Learn more at hollandtrade.com.
Park 20|20 is the first full service Cradle to Cradle working environment in The Netherlands. In Park 20|20 a unique level of sustainability is created together with a human centered design approach to realise the cleanest, most inspiring and productive working environment to date. Learn more at park2020.com.