Steve McLean

Steve McLean , Writer

Steve is a veteran writer, reporter, editor and communications specialist whose work has appeared in a wide variety of print and online outlets. He’s the author of the book Hot Canadian Bands and has taught reporting to college students. He is based in Toronto.

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The evolv1 building in Waterloo, Ont., has received Zero Carbon Building certification from the Canada Green Building Council. BIZ Evolv1 earns Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building certification

The Cora Group’s evolv1 office building in Waterloo, Ont. is the first to apply for and receive the Canada...

ENERGY STAR BIZ ENERGY STAR building certifications now in Canada

Natural Resources Canada has taken the next step in Canada’s push to promote a low carbon economy, launching its ENERGY...

Roadmap For Retrofits BIZ CaGBC issues ‘a roadmap for retrofits in Canada’

A new Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) report sets out actions for industry, non-profit organizations and governments to build a retrofit economy...

Green Building Certification Institute BIZ GBCI Canada launched to advance green buildings

The Canada Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. have formed GBCI Canada to accelerate the pace of green...

Howland Green Business Park BIZ Canada to get its first net-positive energy office building

While GreenLife Del Ridge has emphasized small ecological footprints in its projects, president Dave de Sylva is going one step further.Howland Green...

Investor Confidence Project BIZ Investor Confidence Project certifications coming to Canada

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS Discovery District are bringing the Investor Confidence Project (ICP)...

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager BIZ Status quo for ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

UPDATE: A feared shutdown of the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager at midnight Friday due to a partial shutdown of U.S....

Athena Institute - Jennifer O'connor BIZ Athena Institute fetes 20 years of life cycle assessments

Steve McLean | Real Estate | 2017-12-06
The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute recently marked its 20th anniversary of cutting-edge work examining the environmental life cycle impacts of...

Passive House Canada BIZ Courses to kick-start Passive House in Canada

Steve McLean | Real Estate | 2017-08-31
Canada should be leading North America in Passive House implementation for larger projects, but hasn’t advanced as quickly as it...

Peak Power Tesla Battery BIZ Peak Power’s energy storage and savings system

Steve McLean | Energy | 2017-08-15
Peak Power Inc. is receiving support from the private and public sectors for its platform to optimize energy storage systems...
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