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David is the CEO and Founder of IndEco.

IndEco secures MW savings for ERIP 2007 that are double the target for the province

IndEco is proud to have played an integral part in helping Ontario achieve it's ERIP targets. In 2007, the Ontario Power Authority challenged local distribution companies (LDCs) and their General Service Customers to save 4 MW and 12 GWh by the end of 2007 through participation in ERIP, the Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program. IndEco worked [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:26:13+00:00 February 11th, 2008|News|0 Comments

“True cost” pricing: practices, options and implications for municipalities

By: David Heeney, Murray Trott Abstract Widespread belief that waste disposal is undervalued and is therefore undermining 3R efforts is not supported by a review of disposal costs and tipping fees. Existing and replacement landfills are still quite inexpensive, and though some tipping fees will need to rise, others will not if the full cost [...]

By | 2017-05-08T12:05:30+00:00 December 2nd, 2003|Ideas|0 Comments

Capacity building for climate change in Cuba

Background Cuba is vulnerable to many impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, agricultural impacts and increased frequency and intensity of severe weather events. This vulnerability makes the development of strategies to ameliorate climate change impacts in Cuba extremely important. IndEco, in partnership with the University of Toronto's Institute for Environmental Studies and the [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:29:30+00:00 October 15th, 2003|Ideas|0 Comments

Transforming your practice: Integrated design charrettes for sustainable buildings

Summary The Transforming your Practice Integrated Design Charrettes for Sustainable Buildings Toronto Charrette took place over one-and-a-half days at the City of Toronto’s Metro Hall on the afternoon of November 7th and all day on November 8th, 2001. The objective of the Toronto Charrette event was to use the integrated design process (IDP) to push [...]

By | 2017-05-22T19:00:31+00:00 September 5th, 2002|Ideas|0 Comments

EA waste approval without need for a hearing is possible

IndEco has helped KMS Peel to successfully obtain a timely EA approval without a public hearing for the expansion of their Energy from Waste Facility in Brampton, Ontario. IndEco designed and implemented an innovative and effective public consultation program that made use of public meetings, face-to-face stakeholder meetings and the Internet for interactive public commenting [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:30:28+00:00 March 30th, 2001|Ideas|0 Comments

The City of Toronto’s environmental management system: An implementation strategy

In Fall of 2000, IndEco completed a project, with the City of Toronto’s Environmental Planning & Support Group, to develop an implementation strategy for an Environmental Management System (EMS) for the City of Toronto. The final project report recommends a three-year action plan to move the City forward on implementing an EMS, based on the [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:32:06+00:00 February 26th, 2001|Ideas|0 Comments

Benchmarking information technology solutions for environment, health & safety

Workshop Purpose – Focus on Applications Users The workshop engaged EHS managers from across the United States to interact with each other as a "user group" of IT EHS applications. Participants benchmarked EHS IT applications - experiences, challenges, successes and future directions. Benchmarking survey In preparation for the workshop, the NAEM undertook a national survey [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:33:31+00:00 September 6th, 2000|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sustainable consumption and production in Canada

IndEco prepared three background papers for a workshop on Sustainable Consumption and Production held by Environment Canada on 25-27 May 1997. The three papers addressed the following issues and are available here:  Sustainable consumption  Product environmental management  Design for sustainability Sustainable consumption The paper presents key issues related to sustainable consumption, describes current practices to [...]

By | 2017-06-09T08:32:56+00:00 January 5th, 2000|Ideas|0 Comments

Modelling environment-economy relationships

An impetus has arisen to develop models to integrate human activities with environmental systems from questions about the economy, the environment and sustainable development asked by government, industry and the public. The answers to these questions require new tools of analysis. A model of environment-economy linkages is such a tool, useful for policy research and [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:36+00:00 January 5th, 2000|Ideas|0 Comments