Greenbuild is a good fit for a city with pedi cabs and green spaces, like Toronto; in a Canadian province with many ecologically aimed initiatives, like Ontario. The expo itself, which took place Oct. 4-7, fit snugly within the North and South Halls of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
A heavy hurricane and tropical storm season may bring more corrosion damage to HVACR systems than we normally see. Now, as many contractors start to clean up systems, and others are scheduling preventive maintenance customers, coil care and corrosion prevention should be high on the work list.
How does your business look now, compared to five years ago? What is the staff size? Work loads? Staff satisfaction? This may be an interesting year for The NEWS’ Best Contractor to Work For (BCTWF) contest.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED® program for hospitals and other health care facilities. LEED for Healthcare goes beyond the LEED for New Construction rating system, combining it with strong elements of the Green Guide for Health Care.
This year I passed up the options of flying or driving to the Greenbuild event in Toronto, and instead opted to take the train from the Windsor, Ontario, station (10 miles from my home in Detroit) to Toronto and back.
I’m looking forward to my first trip to the Greenbuild event. It covers just about all aspects of truly green construction, from the internals our industry deals with, to landscaping and water conservation measures.
Some of us remember the surge in solar and other renewable technologies in the late 70s and early 80s, and how, when incentives gradually disappeared, the market seemed to go with it. What is the risk of history repeating itself?