Supplied by Prince Rupert Port Authority
Port’s Environmental Incentive Program Encourages Sustainable Shipping Earlier this year, the Prince Rupert Port Authority launched its Green Wave environmental stewardship program to reward shippers for their commitment to sustainable practices. The Green Wave program offers discounted harbour dues to commercial vessels that implement emission reduction measures or other environmental practices, providing shipping companies even greater opportunities to reap the benefits of outstanding environmental performance. Building on the success of PRPA’s original environmental incentive program for vessels, Green Wave incorporates additional mechanisms for incentives from globally recognized systems like RightShip GHG, Clean Shipping Index, and Green Marine. So far in 2014 a total of 84 commercial vessels successfully applied to the Green Wave program. “By increasing the scope of our environmental program, we’ve included more qualification standards for arriving vessels that are consistent across the global shipping industry,” said Don Krusel, President and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority. “We’re proud to be accelerating the industry’s movement toward great efficiency and sustainability.”
Supplied by FPInnovations
At FPInnovations, we don’t just talk about innovation WE ARE INNOVATION! The Canadian forest sector has changed radically in the past few years and now involves cutting-edge science and gamechanging technology. FPInnovations is at the centre of incredible technological advances, as the industry adapts to the rapid pace of these scientific and technological changes. FPInnovations’ industrial expertise, combined with its commitment, helps member companies innovate and compete on the global stage. It is applying its technological knowledge to assist member companies step up their environmental efforts by engaging in sustainability initiatives. We are also proud to be the catalyst that fosters alliances among organizations that have complementary objectives. Working as a team, we achieve faster progress with our strategic partnerships with industries, universities, governments and research institutions. This facilitates pooling of resources and providing complementary expertise to ensure efficient and cost-effective research within each organization. We are built on collaborative thinking and our unique culture delivers the best solutions across Canada. www.fpinnovations.ca
Supplied by Wales McLelland Construction
Wales McLelland Construction – operating in Vancouver for over 40 years Wales McLelland Construction has been operating in Vancouver for over 40 years with professional expertise in General Contracting, Design-Build, Construction Management, sustainable and LEED™ building, tilt-up construction, and pre-design planning and consulting services. Strong client relationships have been key to the company’s success. At WM there is a strong belief that only through maintaining a high level of concern for all the elements of its business can it exceed expectations, and reinforce trust with its valued clients. The company is also a leader in creating technologies that increase visibility and accountability of its people to deepen this level of trust with its client base. As a result, Wales McLelland has excelled as a design-build specialist, and have been able to diversify its construction methods and disciplines to better serve its clients’ needs. This approach has enabled the company to complete projects in a broad range of industrial and commercial building categories throughout the country.
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