On March 30, 2022, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and Johnson Controls signed an agreement that commits more than $125 million (CAD) to accelerate private sector decarbonization building retrofit projects across Canada. As originally documented in the 2002 book, The Restoration Economy, the retrofitting of existing buildings is almost always far more green than demolishing old buildings and constructing anew. “Investments in building retrofits are key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reaching Canada’s target of net zero emissions by 2050. The CIB’s investment will enable Johnson Controls to provide participating organizations the expertise and solutions they need to make their buildings more sustainable while creating hundreds of high-quality jobs in the skilled trades,” said Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.
Polestar, Volvo’s electric performance brand, has opened its first production facility in Chengdu, China. It will produce the Polestar 1, an electric performance hybrid coupe. “Here in Chengdu we are not only manufacturing a premium hybrid-electric performance car,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said in a prepared statement. “We have also created an inspirational manufacturing environment, a great place to work and visit. It truly reflects the Polestar brand.”
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The Circular Buildings Toolkit will help designers and planners create a better future in the built environment sector. Arup and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched the toolkit in a bid to bring a circular economy for buildings into the mainstream, and future-proof assets in the face of a rapidly changing policy landscape. The toolkit has taken the principles of the circular economy and translated them into a prioritised set of strategies and actions relevant for real estate projects.