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Energy engineer for homes & buildings supporting a voluntary transition to a low-energy society without frying the ecosystem
Energy engineer for homes & buildings supporting a voluntary transition to a low-energy society without frying the ecosystem

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Toronto: Business Huddle on Vacuum Insulated Panels, Fri Feb 1st. A first step in looking at Toronto development opportunities on this technology in any aspect including R&D, commercialization or design and use. VIPs are presently used in refrigeration technologies (commercial and appliances) the medical sector, and are emerging in building science especially in mid to high-rise retrofit and new build. Confirm attendance at http://doodle.com/bpnv36anwxnkqz2s

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I remain convinced that humans will attempt to burn all available fossil fuels on the planet, as fast as technology and geology permit. Now two-thirds of those reserves must remain in the ground to prevent global climate destabilization, according to the International Agency Association. This proportion is likely to increase as many signs of global climate change are occurring sooner than many scientists have predicted.

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CSA didn't include an electronic version of this form so I decided to go and make one and share it.

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In keeping with the theme of resilience, I've updated an article I wrote last year about the intertwined relationship between sustainability, resilience, efficiency, and the paradox associated with improved efficiency.

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Today Reslience.org went live. "resilience" is the new sustainability. Local Ontario food expert Wayne Roberts contributes to the site, along with other notable authors including Richard Heinberg. It brings together the former editors of EnergyBulletin.net plus the Post Carbon Institute and Transition Network.

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Follow these tips when designing a new home and make it future-proof.
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