Charging Towards a Greener Future

This blog post summarizes some of the information gathered by Sustainable Eastern Ontario in their Energy Management Case Studies project. For more information on this, and other, projects featured, click here. Electric vehicles are exciting, especially if you’re a nerd like we are at PERC. Despite the cool factor, one of the limits many people run into when considering purchasing an electric vehicles (EV) is … Continue reading Charging Towards a Greener Future

Celebrate Earth Day & Sustainable Living at the 2018 Old Home Earth Day Event

By: Susanna Kam In celebration of Earth Day, the Glebe Community Association Environment Committee, in partnership with SmartNET Alliance, the Peace and Environment Resource Centre, Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC) and Bullfrog Power will be hosting its second Old HomeEarth Day Event (OHEDE) on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Glebe Community Centre. This year’s event is aimed at providing participants with practical ideas on how they can … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day & Sustainable Living at the 2018 Old Home Earth Day Event

LOW CARBON BUILDING COULD CHANGE HOW WE THINK ABOUT CONSTRUCTION

This article was written by Kailee Marland and is a crosspost from Our Positive Planet. The Ontario Government recently opened applications for its Low Carbon Building Skills Partnership Fund.  The funding is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and “aims to strengthen training, workforce and technical capacity in low- carbon building skills”. But what exactly is Low Carbon Building?  The answer will vary depending … Continue reading LOW CARBON BUILDING COULD CHANGE HOW WE THINK ABOUT CONSTRUCTION