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Intro to Scenario Analysis: What is it and How is it Helpful?
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There’s a rapidly growing consensus among top global business leaders that the impacts of climate change pose a sizable financial risk in the short- and long-term. Despite this recognition, companies are unsure how climate change will unfold. Governments are continually introducing new policies, technologies are rapidly evolving, and people’s behaviours are in constant flux. When…

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Buy Clean California Publishes Embodied Carbon Limits
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California has published the carbon caps that will come into effect on July 1, 2021. These caps will set an upper limit on the embodied carbon intensity for certain construction materials purchased by the state and effectively ensures that only ‘low carbon’ suppliers and supply chains are used by California state purchases. These caps come…

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Our Top Climate Reads of 2020
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With 2020 coming to a close, we at Mantle314 took a look back at the reports, papers, and articles on climate change that had the biggest impact on us. Despite the enormous challenges presented by COVID-19, the world made important steps this year towards accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. Whether it’s better disclosure…

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Vancouver Releases Plan to Reduce Embodied Emissions by 40%
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To date, more than 1,700 jurisdictions have declared a climate emergency. Vancouver has long been a global climate leader, adopting innovative policies and taking strong action to enable a more sustainable lifestyle. Vancouver declared a climate emergency in January 2019 and developed its Climate Emergency Response report, which was approved by the City Council in…

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Mass Timber’s Carbon Impact
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Though mass timber offers many benefits over traditional building materials, its renewable nature and negative carbon impact are perhaps the most exciting. Turning trees into timber emits fewer greenhouse gases than the manufacture of traditional building materials like steel and concrete. That alone is a carbon benefit. However, it’s the carbon that is removed from…

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Canada Commits to Net-Zero in New Legislation
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Risk management, a national strategy and plan, oversight and governance, transparent metrics and targets – Canada now has a proposed legal framework for meeting our global climate commitments; and it looks rather like the recommendations of the Task-Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Today, Canada’s federal government tabled long-awaited legislation outlining a roadmap for meeting…

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mass timber market in canada and beyond
Mass Timber Market in Canada and Beyond
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In our recent blog introducing mass timber, we shared why we are excited about mass timber and why it has such great potential to transform the built environment. Today, we would like to talk about where the industry is today: what does the mass timber market look like, what barriers are preventing further growth, and…

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Beyond Energy Efficiency
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How a focus on low carbon materials can set your green building apart As energy-efficient green buildings and their associated certifications like LEED have become table stakes for high-performance buildings, asset owners are struggling to set themselves apart in an increasingly green market. One way to stand out is to reduce embodied carbon by using…

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What is Mass Timber and Why Should Canada Lead the Industry?
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When we talk about a bold new green technology that could radically transform our society, the mind goes first to renewable energies, biodegradable plastics, electric vehicles. But one of today’s most exciting green technologies is also one of humanity’s oldest: wood. Timber used to be humankind’s primary building material, until concrete and steel took center…

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Net Zero Carbon Construction
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Download report Understanding Embodied Carbon & Net Zero Carbon Construction When it comes to creating lower-carbon construction, does the building industry have a blind spot? For a model of true sustainable development, consider Evergreen Brick Works’ landmark location in Toronto’s Don Valley. There, the historic Kiln Building has been transformed into the TD Future Cities…

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