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Durham Sustain Ability (DSA) is an environmental not-for-profit and social enterprise that supports individuals, organizations and communities on the path to a sustainable future.   To learn more, visit the About Us section of our website.

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St Marys Cement plants have gained national and international recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment, conserving energy and maintaining sound management practice in their operations. Their plants have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance measures, and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through modern equipment, staff investment and innovative management. St Marys Bowmanville Plant was the first to be recognized by the National Energy Foundation for their leadership in achieving energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions, earning them Gold Level Certification for Energy Excellence. In addition, the Bowmanville facility achieved ISO 50001 certification from the International Organization… Continue reading Member Spotlight:

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Reducing electricity costs boosts your bottom line

Understanding your electricity bill More and more businesses across Ontario are recognizing that electricity costs aren’t just an overhead – they’re a drag on their bottom line. By understanding how and when your facility uses electricity, you will be able to discover opportunities to cut costs and boost profits. You will also be able to tell your customers and community that your business is using electricity wisely. Durham Partners in Project Green is pleased to invite you to a breakfast seminar on December 8th focused on understanding your electricity bill, presented by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). For more… Continue reading Reducing electricity costs boosts your bottom line

It’s Not Always What’s Inside that Counts

Improving the Building Envelope. The building envelope is the interface between the interior of the building and the outdoor environment, including the walls, roof, and foundation. By acting as a thermal barrier, the building envelope plays an important role in regulating interior temperatures and helps determine the amount of energy required to maintain thermal comfort. Minimizing heat transfer through the building envelope is crucial for reducing the need for space heating and cooling. In cold climates, the building envelope can reduce the amount of energy required for heating. Rising energy costs, environmental concerns, and more stringent building/energy codes are contributing… Continue reading It’s Not Always What’s Inside that Counts