The first standard for high-performance green buildings began its third public review period on May 1. The proposed “Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance, Green Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings” is being developed by ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the U.S. Green Building Council. This will be the first such green building standard in the United States. Comments on the draft standard will be accepted through June 15.
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro filed an updated fuel price projection for the Rate Stabilization Plan (RSP) with the Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB), which will result in a decrease in electricity rates to Newfoundland Power and most electricity consumers.
The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has released its annual North American policy paper in Washington DC. Entitled: “Enhancing our Integrated Electricity System: An Opportunity to Build on Success,” the paper presents the Canadian industry’s views on opportunities for bilateral engagement between Canada and the U.S. to meet head-on the challenges facing the electricity sector. It can be found on the CEA website at www.canelect.ca.