11 Results for water efficiency

Danone Canada announced today that it has become the country's largest consumer-facing Certified B Corporation, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave Foods. The B Corp Certification is part of Danone Canada's ambition to become one of the country's best-performing food and beverage companies, pursuing the Danone One Planet, One Health vision,…

April 12, 2018 @ 10:00am

Across Canada, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system is becoming the most widely accepted standard for high efficiency and environmentally responsible design. In 2015, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a steady increase in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications, a result of green…

February 08, 2016 @ 8:04am

The City of Toronto and Green Living Enterprises have announced the finalists for the 2012 Green Toronto Awards. The City's environmental awards of excellence recognize the individuals, organizations and companies helping to lead the way to a cleaner, greener Toronto. Each winner will receive an award and $5,000 to further…

March 18, 2012 @ 6:19pm

Increased concerns regarding water scarcity and water use restrictions are main drivers for growth in the North American industrial and municipal water reuse markets, says a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Current technological advancements make water reuse applications viable options for both municipal and industrial end users to circumvent…

July 05, 2010 @ 7:49am

A study out of the University of Waterloo has found that builders and realtors play a key role in promoting residential water efficiency and green building. The study, Building Towards Water Efficiency, found that although collaboration between municipalities and builders is essential for fostering green building innovation, the residential builder…

May 31, 2010 @ 11:13am

In the food and beverage processing industry, water represents as much as eight per cent of a company’s total cost of production, and the costs to use water—and to comply with regulations affecting its use—continue to mount. In April 2010 Ontario food and beverage processors will have access to a…

March 18, 2010 @ 11:12am

[caption id="attachment_5221" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="An image from CVRD's new "Big Deal" ad campaign (via CVRD website)."][/caption] British Columbia's Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) launched a new water education campaign this week urging residents to adopt simple measures that will assist in achieving a 27 per cent reduction in consumption for…

March 16, 2010 @ 11:01am

The judges for the first-ever Imagine H2O Prize have chosen ten finalists of the global competition. Created to help find sustainable solutions to global water problems through entrepreneurship, the competition offers prizes of $70,000 in cash, business and legal support, and access to a network of partners, customers and financiers…

January 05, 2010 @ 12:18pm

The inaugural Imagine H2O Prize competition has opened for submissions. The competition offers prizes of $70,000 in cash and in-kind services, to be awarded to the business plans that promise the greatest breakthroughs in the efficient use and supply of water. The Imagine H2O Prize is designed to encourage entrepreneurs,…

September 08, 2009 @ 2:16pm

At the August 5-7, 2009 annual meeting of the Council of the Federation in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada’s premiers agreed to implement a nation-wide water efficiency labeling program. This program is intended to reduce water consumption by informing consumers of the most efficient products on the market. The premiers also agreed…

August 14, 2009 @ 8:54am

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced 17 new grants totaling more than $84,000 under its Affordability and Choice Today (ACT) Initiative. Operating since 1990, ACT provides grants up to $5,000, to local teams made up of municipalities, builders and housing stakeholders who promote the improvement of planning…

June 23, 2009 @ 10:47am