This is an interview piece with Jason McClennan, the CEO of the International Living Future Institute, the organisation behind the Living Building Challenge. This is a standard that extends beyond LEED and incorporates resource management, social justice, and overall health of the building residents.
Lack of funding is a predominant reason commercial property owners are not getting involved with energy efficient projects. This article identifies a financial tool called the local improvement charge, that has the capacity to recover the cost effectively.It is now embodied in the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program.This article outlines the history of the development of PACE in the U.S.A. and how it gravitated towards Canada.
The WBCSD is a CEO-led coalition of some 200 international companies in a shared commitment to sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress.
There offer an extensive list of publications, case studies and tools around the business case for sustainability.
Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. They mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. They focus on business investment practices and policy research .
Sustainable Brands is home for the global community of business innovators who are shaping the future of commerce world wide. They inspire, engage and equip today’s business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a sustainably abundant future. They do so by offering news and views from thought and practice leaders, live and on-line events, peer-to-peer learning groups, a robust resource library, a solutions provider directory and more.
More than 16 million people make up the Canadian workforce and they will collectively make over a billion decisions at work every day. Now imagine If all of these decision took the health of the planet into account. To make this possible, WWF launched the innovative Living Planet @ Work program which provides the strategic guidance, green business ideas, free tools and support to empower and engage employees so they can drive sustainable practices at work.
This is a list of organizations who offer resources and tools for to Arts based businesses and organizations interested in pursuing sustainability. There is everything from certifications and assessments to networks and partnerships.
A toolkit that helps Canadians understand how to apply sustainable development concepts to everyday household decisions. National in scope, this guide covers an explanation of sustainability; root causes of un-sustainability; questions to ask while making household decisions; concrete and simple suggestions for every room in your home; renovations; resources for further information and ideas; and more.
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has current information on topics relevant to governments and public bodies. It also offers resources for a variety of topics including Environmental Assessments, approvals, registry and maps and a searchable database on all climate change matters.
The Centre for Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare (CESH) is dedicated to reducing costs and improving environmental performance in Ontario’s healthcare sector through energy conservation. They offer a variety of helpful resources on Energy Management, measuring and reporting and awareness campaigns.