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Overcoming Systemic Barriers to ‘Greening’ the Construction Industry: The Important Role of Building Workers in Implementing Climate Objectives at the Workplace
(Alternate Routes, 2014)
There is a broad consensus among climate scientists and policy makers that reducing the GHG emissions and energy consumption of the built environment is critical to mitigating the impact of global warming. This means ...
ACW Baseline Report: Built Environment
(Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW), 2015)
This paper was presented at the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW) International Workshop in Toronto, Canada, November 2015. The goals of the paper are: 1. To establish the current state of knowledge about the ...
The Union as Climate Change Advocate: the BC Insulators' Campaign to “Green” the Culture of the Building Industry in British Columbia
(Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW), 2016)
This paper examines the efforts of one Canadian building trades’ union, the BC Insulators, to influence the culture and climate change policies of the construction industry in British Columbia. The union’s members install ...
The BC Insulator Union’s Campaign to Promote Climate Literacy in Construction (Salamander Report): Documenting Its Efforts to "Green" The Industry's Culture
(Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW), 2019-06-13)
The role of the labour movement in contributing to Canada’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use has not been the subject of scholarly attention in much of the climate change literature in recent ...
The BC Insulators: The Union as Climate Change Advocate
(Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW), 2016-11)
Presentation by John Calvert, Simon Fraser University, at ACW All Team Meeting Researcher’s Workshop. Vancouver, November 2016
Promoting Climate Literacy in British Columbia’s Apprenticeship System
(Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW), 2017)
This research paper examines the efforts of the BC Insulators union to promote climate literacy within British Columbia via the a ‘Green Awareness’ course it provides as part of the apprenticeship training for all mechanical ...
The Training of Canadian Architects for the Challenges of Climate Change (Presentation)
(Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW), 2017-11)
A presentation summarizing the ACW Working Paper 104 by John Mummé and Karen Hawley, The Training of Canadian Architects for the Challenges of Climate Change. Presentation was made by John Calvert, and included a tribute ...
Factsheet: Low-Carbon Construction of Canada’s “Built Environment”
(Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW), 2016-05)
Buildings are the fourth highest source of greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector in Canada, and will surpass electricity to become the third highest source by 2020. Reducing the greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by ...
Work and Climate Change 2012 Workshop
(Work in a Warming World (W3), 2012-09-21)
A brochure describing the agenda, abstracts, and speaker biographies for a workshop held at Simon Fraser University September 21 2012. How can institutions of work adapt more effectively, and contribute more fully, to the ...
Climate Change, Construction and Labour in Europe: A Study of the Contribution of Building Workers and their Unions to 'Greening' the Built Environment in Germany, the United Kingdom and Denmark
(Work in a Warming World (W3), 2011)
This study reviews the overall climate policy and legislative framework of the European Union (EU) and then examines what governments in Germany, the UK and Denmark have done to reduce energy consumption, cut greenhouse ...