Other Announcements--September-October 2017


The Clean Foundation Announces Internship Subsidies Now Available

The Clean Foundation is a new and proud delivery partner for Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Science Horizons Program.

Are you an employer?

  • Apply NOW to hire a recent grad for a 6 to 12 month internship.
  • Internship start date? Anytime between today and March 31st, 2018.
  • However, there’s a limited wage subsidy pool, so applying early is a good idea.

What we do for you:
We can help you design a job, apply for a subsidy*, and recruit an intern who meets your needs.

  • Contact Clean if you are interested in submitting an application and we can help: Lauren Murphy, , Morgan Book or call 902-420-3474.  * up to a maximum of $15,000 / intern.

Do you qualify?

  • Interns need to be recent grads from post-secondary (less than 3 years graduated).
  • Jobs need to be STEM and environmentally focused (call us for support).
  • Positions can be Full-time OR Part-time but at least 6 months in length.
  • More eligibility information here.

Why should you be a host?

  • Access a talent pool that is eager to put into practice their fresh expertise.
  • Obtain funds to hire scientific and technical staff.
  • Develop new capacity and perspective within your company/organization.
  • Talent recruitment: test a future employee, at very low risk to you.
  • Grow Canada’s environmental enterprise community.

Learn more about the program

Apply to be a host

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Gina Patterson, Director of Policy and Strategic Relations, Clean Foundation at 902-420-6593 or .

A New Resource for Reducing GHG Emissions in Large Buildings

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has completed a new report, A Roadmap for Retrofits in Canada: Charting a Path Forward for Large Buildings.

The report delivers a detailed roadmap with specific recommendations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings across the country towards a potential reduction of 51 per cent or 21.2 million tons by 2030. It identifies the buildings with the largest carbon reduction potential and recommends provincially-specific retrofit pathways that include a combination of recommissioning[i], deep retrofits[ii], renewable energy[iii], and fuel switching actions[iv]. The report’s recommendations are substantiated by research from WSP Canada, who were commissioned to analyze how the type, size and age of large buildings, along with energy sources and the carbon intensity of regional electrical grids in Canada can affect energy efficiency and carbon emissions in large buildings.

CaGBC would also like to share an article that came out recently in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business that highlights its new report and includes comments from Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/federal-government-eyes-energy-retrofits-in-buildings/article36316420/


[i]Recommissioning: optimizing the performance and operation of an existing building’s system. Following investigation, the measures implemented can include equipment maintenance, adjustments to controls, and minor equipment retrofits. This includes things like upgrading lighting, improving indoor air quality and replacing boilers.

[ii]Deep retrofits: involves major system and equipment replacement or upgrade. Typically pursued during building renewal events such as envelope and major equipment replacement, new ownership or occupancy, and green building certification. It can include HVAC changes, window replacement, and other envelope and system upgrades.

[iii]Renewable energy: while many forms of on-site renewable energy exist, including solar thermal, biomass, wind and micro-hydro, solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation is most commonly used in existing buildings.

[iv]Fuel switching actions: switching natural gas and other carbon-intensive heating furnaces, boilers and distributed equipment to low carbon sources like high-efficiency electricity-based systems such as heat pumps.