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Plastics Recycling Plant to Start Operations This Spring

Canada Fibers is commissioning a plastics recycling plant named Urban Polymers that will focus on creation of pure, homogeneous plastic materials from post-consumer and post-industrial waste. Urban Polymers will commence operations this spring at a 160,000-square-foot facility in Toronto. During its initial phases of development, Urban Polymers will focus on … Read more »

PwC: Stockholm, Sydney Top Sustainable City Ranking

PwC: Stockholm, Sydney Top Sustainable City Ranking

Stockholm and Sydney are the most sustainable cities in the world, a ranking driven by air quality, recycled waste efforts and public park space, according to a PriceWaterhouseCoopers report. The firm’s sixth edition of the Cities of Opportunity report, which ranks the top 30 cities from across the globe, measures 10 key indicators including … Read more »

Boston buildings

How to Improve Buildings’ Climate Change Preparedness

Commercial building owners can take steps to increase their climate change resilience by evaluating crucial systems, storm-resistant structure and landscape design, backup power options, and disaster preparedness protocols for facilities staff, says a report by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC). Building Resilience … Read more »

Lime Energy Saves PA County $300k in Energy Costs

Lime Energy has completed a large-scale energy retrofit project expected to save 75 municipality-owned facilities in Allegheny County, Pa., more than $300,000 in annual energy costs. In addition, the efficiency measures are expected to save the county about 2.3 million kWh of electricity and 30,000 gallons of water annually, Lime … Read more »

Energy Retrofit ‘Disaster’ as Toronto’s $21.1m Project Fails to Deliver

The city of Toronto spent $21.1 million retrofitting 89 arenas and more than 50 community centers and pools, and doesn’t know if the energy efficiency measures produced any real cost savings, reports The Globe and Mail. The newspaper cites a report from Toronto’s Auditor-General that won’t be made public until … Read more »