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A campus pub, an office and on the street - three different green solutions for three venues

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University of Northern British Columbia geography professor Roger Wheate, left, and UNBC geography student Shane Doddridge meet under the the new LED lights at the Thirsty Moose in Prince George, a campus pub that has undergone a lighting retrofit. While conservation measures such as energy efficient lighting and turning off unnecessary illumination are second nature for Canada’s Greenest Employers, some companies go above and beyond.

University of Northern British Columbia

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University of Northern British Columbia geography professor Roger Wheate, left, and UNBC geography student Shane Doddridge meet under the the new LED lights at the Thirsty Moose in Prince George, a campus pub that has undergone a lighting retrofit. While conservation measures such as energy efficient lighting and turning off unnecessary illumination are second nature for Canada’s Greenest Employers, some companies go above and beyond.

University of Northern British Columbia

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The fifth floor of Corus Quay in Toronto, the home of Corus Entertainment Inc. 'The design of the building was about bringing more light to the staff and allowing them to work not only at their desks but other places. There are seating areas all through the building where people can sit and work. The whole building is Wi-Fi so people can just carry their laptop,' says Scott Dyer, chief technology officer for Corus Entertainment.

Corus Entertainment/Richard Johnson

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The five-story atrium at Corus Quay, has clear glass to bring sunlight in to the plants on the bio-wall. The remainder of the building has a reflective coating on the windows to avoid heat buildup, Mr. Dyer adds.

Corus Entertainment/Richard Johnson

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Ottawa’s new LED traffic lights feature an angled hood above them. Because LED lights generate little heat, the hoodie was needed as snow does not melt on contact with the lights.

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