Category Archives: Technology

Kickstarter For The Mount Polley Documentary: Turbidity

The ECOreport reposts the Kickstarter for The Mount Polley Documentary: Turbidity

Originally Posted on Kickstarter

By Robert E Moberg

It’s been a tough summer for many here in the Cariboo Chilcotin region of BC. Forest fires resulted in evacuations of entire towns and thousands of people, myself included. We are finally home and safe but still under an evacuation alert. As we approach the 3rd anniversary of the Mt Polley mine disaster we need your help more than ever. The funds raised through this campaign will help complete the feature length documentary, Turbidity. In the end this film is not about one mine or one disaster. It is about the kind of world we want for ourselves and our children. This is a 30 day all or nothing campaign to raise at least 10,000 dollars towards production. Thank you for your support, it really does make a difference!
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Canadian Building Industry LEEDs With Over 100 v4 Registrations

The ECOreport reposts news that Canadian Building Industry LEEDs With Over 100 v4 Registrations, +681,000 m2 of space

Press Release from the  Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

OTTAWA, ON – August 1, 2017 – The Canadian green building movement is at the forefront of the global green building industry, with the Canada Green Building Council(CaGBC) announcing today that the country has now surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations, representing over 681,000 m2 of building floor area. As the world’s most established green building rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is now used in over 160 countries, with this latest version of the rating system providing the most rigorous energy and environmental thresholds to date.

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Towards Greener, Faster, Smaller Electronic Circuitry

The ECOreport reposts news of  a new wat to correct communication pathways in silicon chips, moving towards greener, faster, smaller electric circuitry

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Jennifer Pascoe on July 26, 2017

A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta physicist Robert Wolkow.

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West End Residents Concerned About Trump Sized Tower

The ECOreport publishes news from British Columbia’s largest city, West End residents concerned about Trump sized tower

Press Release from concerned Vancouver West End citizens

Vancouver BC – Local area residents are concerned that amidst our affordable housing crisis, evictions, and the slow carving-up of the historic and livable West End, “big money” interests are being prioritized over those of the average Vancouverite.

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HydRegen Enables Cleaner Chemicals For A Greener Planet

The ECOreport reposts news from the UK, HydRegen Enables Cleaner Chemicals For A Greener Planet

Originally Published on University of Oxford News

By Lanisha Butterfield

In today’s political climate, science’s value to society is under threat and consistently questioned.

Yet in our everyday lives we reap the rewards of research without even realising it. Take chemistry, for instance. From the flavourings in the food we eat, to the fragrances we wear and the life-saving pharmaceutical drugs that we rely on, the field has a phenomenal impact on the world at large. But this impact often comes with a financial and environmental price attached.

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Gas Vs Electric Heating Costs In British Columbia

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, Gas Vs Electric Heating Costs In British Columbia

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

By Dylan Heerema

What’s the real cost of heating your home with natural gas or electricity? In British Columbia, there has been much public discussion lately on the relative affordability of these two energy sources. We ran the numbers for a fairly efficient home in the Lower Mainland, and found that gas heating and electric heating can come with similar costs.
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How Art Can Inspire Next-Generation Architects

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from Germany, how art can inspire next-generation architects

Originally Published on the Technical University of Munich News

As an artist, Professor Tina Haase has a special way of seeing architecture. In this interview, she explains how art can inspire next-generation architects on ways to give tangible form to their ideas and why it’s important for buildings not to lose their individuality.

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Vancouver’s Green Buildings Policy Is Good News

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, Vancouver’s green buildings policy is good news for homeowners & renters

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

By Karen Tam Wu, Lee Loftus

This week, Vancouver is taking an important step toward making our homes and buildings healthier, greener, and more efficient. On May 1, the City of Vancouver’s updated Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings comes into effect, mandating that new commercial and multi-unit residential buildings be built to standards that ensure they are airtight and soundproof, and have excellent insulation and ventilation. Buildings constructed under the new rules will emit about half as much carbon pollution as older buildings, making a significant contribution to the city’s goal of using only renewable sources of energy by 2050.

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Republican Senators Apply Alternate Facts To PACE Financing

The ECOreport looks at why three Republican senators apply alternate facts to PACE financing

By Roy L Hales

There have been some pretty strange “goings on” in Washington since the Republicans took over. Confronted with facts they didn’t like, the new administration came up with the concept of “alternate facts” that are more in line with the way they want people to think. This has gone beyond the White House. With the new Protecting Americans from Credit Exploitation (PACE) Act, three Republican senators apply alternate facts to PACE financing.

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The Ultimate Tiny Condo

The ECOreport reposts new of one way to relieve pressure from Western Canada’s housing market, the ultimate tiny condo.

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Bev Betkowski

It’s no bigger than a cozy living room, but a tiny condo built by a University of Alberta researcher gives an exciting glimpse into the big picture of what future housing could be—affordable, functional and human.
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