Here are some white papers on various subjects:
- A Canadian Perspective for Bioenergy and Solar Energy: Bioenergy is
renewable energy made from any organic material from plants or animals. Sources
of bioenergy are called “biomass,” and include agricultural and
forestry residues, municipal solid wastes, industrial wastes, and terrestrial
and aquatic crops grown solely for energy purposes. There are many ways
to transform sunlight into energy, but the main types are solar panels that
convert sunlight directly to electricity (also called photovoltaic or PV
panels), and panels that absorb heat from the sun and transfer it as space
heating or water heating.
- Transformation of Bus Rapid Transit into Guided Buses – An Interesting Transit Perspective: Transportation is responsible for 25 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This share is increasing annually in almost every country
and transportation emissions are becoming a serious concern for urban centres
around the world.
- Energy Efficiency Standard and Building Rating Systems: Recognizing the fact
that municipalities have direct control over GHG emissions through their own
buildings and vehicle fleets and can influence up to half of Canada‘s GHG
emissions, the provincial governments across Canada are putting enormous
pressure on the municipalities by requiring municipalities to include GHG
emission targets, policies and actions in their Official Community Plans and
Regional Growth Strategies.
- Best Green Practices – An Ideal Green Office Model: The main objective of a green office is to minimize chemical contamination or pollution of the environment. Many of the products we use in our daily work contain ingredients that are harmful to the environment. The goal of an environmentally responsible office should be to keep these substances out of the air, water and solid waste stream.