Lloyd Alter wrote in TreeHugger that the Ontario Building Code for glass walls in condos does not specify an R-value whereas a minimum R-value is specified for the non-glass walls. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/why-architects-shouldnt-build-co...

Ontario's building code changed as of January (2012), requiring all high-rise buildings to be 25 per cent more...

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Recently a discussion occurred between Adriana Mugnatto-Hamuand members of the ZCO committee. The following are the salient points of the discussion. It was triggered by a reference to an article at Peak Oil

Nuclear power is clearly not renewable

There are people who call it "green energy", but nobody says it's renewable unless they are extremely uninformed.

Let me be clear...

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Professor Donald Sadoway, the inventor of a version of the liquid metal battery.



Stationary power comprises traditional uses of electricity as well as power for heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings presently provided by non-renewables (such as oil and gas) and does not include power for transportation (e.g. cars, trucks, buses, trains, air travel), although some forms of transportation ought to be powered by electricity such as trains.) The target should include plans to electrify most modes of public transit



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Energy conservation is necessary to reduce our demand for stationary power. According to their study, Julian Allwood and colleagues at the University of Cambridge analysed the buildings, vehicles and industry around us and applied "best practice" efficiency changes to them. ...

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