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Jul 12, 2017
HCMA’s Innovative Attitude

  HCMA Architecture + Design is a firm that is looking to the future of design. HCMA wants to make functional and environmental architecture, while also creating buildings that inspire. They strive to push the traditional boundaries of the practice of architecture and achieve maximum positive impact through design while putting in perspective an attractive […]

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Jan 31, 2017
Penfolds Roofing & Solar leading the way

  Key Solution:  fleet propane conversion Annual Emission Reduction:  30 tCO2e Annual Cost Savings:   $20,000 Penfolds Roofing & Solar was founded in 1937 and completes over 1,500 residential and commercial projects a year. Penfolds employs about 150 people and is headquartered in the False Creek Flats neighbourhood of Vancouver, where it operates from a company-owned industrial […]

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Dec 01, 2016
Helping Cities and Businesses in a Data-Driven World

Since 2007, Climate Smart has helped more than 800 small and medium-sized businesses cut their emissions and associated costs through training, software, support, and certification. Distinct from a typical consultancy, the Climate Smart approach is capacity-building, meaning that businesses come away with the internal ability to analyze, measure and reduce their company’s impact: key skills in […]

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Sep 16, 2016
Filmed in Vancouver, X-files a bonafide green production

As FOX’s iconic sci-fi series The X-Files returned to television in January 2016, the cast and creative team worked to ensure that the show remained as timely and ambitious as ever. Even as the series built on its own fictional history, it also built on its legacy behind the scenes, including its long-running commitment to […]

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Jul 28, 2016
Warner Bros. is “Watching its Waste” – Showing Leadership on Metro Vancouver’s Organics Ban

Organics ban advertisement. Credit: Metro Vancouver Television has a profound effect – we are entertained, engaged and excited to see what the next episode brings. The credits that scroll at the end of a show are an indication of the hundreds of people and resources needed to create it. There are many logistics involved with […]

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Jul 26, 2016
Sustainable Property Management is the Concert Way

Concert Properties has been developing and managing real estate for 25 years – everything from rental apartments, to condominium homes, retirement communities, to infrastructure and commercial properties. As a company that owns and operates a portfolio of 12 million square feet of income-producing property across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Concert has been doing its part […]

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Jul 25, 2016
How Ocean Wise has transformed the way we purchase seafood

When the Vancouver Aquarium decided it was time to educate people about sustainable seafood, it created Ocean Wise. Aquarium directors and scientists created the conservation program in 2005,  changing the way restaurants, chefs, markets and suppliers look at seafood, and influencing consumer demands. The program ensures consumers have the most current scientific information regarding sustainable seafood. “The general […]

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Jul 25, 2016
How the Vancouver Aquarium is saving the ocean – and educating the world about conservation

One of the most popular destinations in British Columbia is the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, a non-profit conservation organization that focuses on conserving aquatic life. More than 35 million people have visited the Aquarium since it opened in 1956 and today it hosts an average 1 million visitors per year. The Vancouver Aquarium’s mission […]

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Jul 25, 2016
TELUS Garden – the greenest office building in North America

With $12b annually in revenue and 13.7m customer connections, TELUS is Canada’s fastest-growing telecommunications company. TELUS’s newest office tower, TELUS Garden is one of the first LEED Platinum office buildings in North America, with energy consumption 80 percent lower than similar buildings. With this flagship project and other efforts, TELUS is close to achieving its objectives […]

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Jul 25, 2016
FreshTAP’s revolutionay wine-on-tap model making an impact in Vancouver

Mike Macquisten and Steve Thorp are co-founders of FreshTAP and DirectTAP, two groundbreaking logistics companies – one selling wine by the keg to restaurateurs and the other providing much needed keg delivery and tracking support to Vancouver’s burgeoning craft brewery sector. Macquisten and Thorp blazed a trail in the Canadian wine industry by modernizing storage, […]