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Pond Technologies Team Advances to Semi-Finals in $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

November 1, 2016 Pond Technologies, along with City of Markham, Markham District Energy, and the National Research Council of Canada announces Pond Technologies has been named as one of the 27 teams advancing in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. Read More

Recognizing Environmental Achievements of Markham’s Youth

May 17, 2016 At a meeting of Council held in Council Chambers on the evening of May 17, the recipients of the 2016 Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary received recognition from the Mayor, members of Council and Markham District Energy. Read More

Markham District Energy President & CEO Commences Term as Chair of the International District Energy Association

July 1, 2015 During the annual chair’s recognition and awards banquet held as part of the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 106th annual conference and tradeshow in Boston, MA, Markham District Energy president & CEO, Bruce Ander, officially began his term as chair of the Association. Read More

Markham District Energy Welcomes York University

May 28, 2015 Markham District Energy (MDE) congratulates York University on the announcement of its new campus in Markham. The result of a competitive call for proposals by the Government of Ontario to post-secondary institutions for new projects, York U’s Markham campus will be located in Markham Centre and will become a significant energy customer for MDE. Read More

Inspiring a New Generation of Environmental Leaders

May 19, 2015 At a special meeting of Council for community recognition held in Council Chambers on the evening of May 7, the recipients of the 2015 Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary received recognition from the Mayor, members of Council and Markham District Energy (MDE). Read More

Markham District Energy President Awarded Diamond Jubilee Medal

May 28, 2014 Mayor Frank Scarpitti formally presented Bruce Ander, Markham District Energy (MDE) President & CEO with his Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on May 8 at a special Council meeting for community recognition. Read More

Markham District Energy Presents Sustainability Bursary to Markham Youth

May 9, 2014 During a special Council meeting for community recognition held last evening, Markham District Energy (MDE) and Markham Council formally acknowledged the 14 recipients of the 2014 Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary. Read More

Markham Launches its Second District Energy System to Serve Markham Stouffville Hospital and Cornell Centre

February 28, 2014 Project partners, stakeholders, customers, and residents all joined Mayor Frank Scarpitti, the Hon. Michael Chan, MPP Markham-Unionville and Markham District Energy (MDE) to formally launch MDE’s second district energy system now serving Markham Stouffville Hospital and the Cornell Centre development. Read More

Markham District Energy Earns International District Energy Association 2013 System of the Year Award

June 11, 2013 At its 104th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Miami, FL, held June 2-5, the International District Energy Association (IDEA) presented Markham District Energy (MDE) with the 2013 IDEA System of the Year Award. The highest honour the IDEA can confer on a district energy system, the award recognizes a system demonstrating exemplary efficiency, outstanding performance in reliability, safety and environmental stewardship and overall commitment to customer service excellence and industry engagement. Read More

Markham District Energy Awards Sustainability Bursaries to Markham Youth

May 27, 2013 Last Wednesday evening, at a special Council Meeting for community recognition, Markham District Energy (MDE) and Markham Council formally recognized the 14 recipients of the 2013 Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary, presenting each recipient with a trophy and offering congratulatory messages. Read More

Markham District Energy Recognizes Youth Environmental Leaders

June 13, 2012 Markham District Energy (MDE) and Markham Council held an awards presentation during last night’s Council Meeting to recognize the 2012 recipients of the Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary. With a number of guests in attendance, MDE and Markham Council recognized the 14 bursary recipients, each from the graduating class of a Markham high school. Read More

Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund Supports Markham’s Community and District Energy Infrastructure

March 23, 2012 Berry Vrbanovic, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and councillor for the City of Kitchener, Ontario, and Paul Calandra, MP for Oak Ridges—Markham and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced Green Municipal FundTM (GMF) loan and grant contributions to the Town of Markham and Markham District Energy. The town and the utility put the $13.7 million in funding toward a series of district energy and community infrastructure initiatives. Read More

Markham District Energy Recognizes Inaugural Bursary Winners

June 15, 2011 Last night, with many guests in attendance in Council Chambers, Markham District Energy (MDE) and Markham Council recognized fourteen environmental leaders from the graduating classes of Markham high schools as the inaugural recipients of the Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary. Read More

Markham District Energy Unveils Bursary for Markham Secondary School Students

December 3, 2010 In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Markham District Energy (MDE) President Bruce Ander announced the details of its annual Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary program for graduating Markham secondary school students. Students representing each of Markham’s fourteen high schools gathered at the Markham Civic Centre earlier today with representatives from York Region District School Board, York Catholic District School Board, members of Markham Council and industry professionals for the launch of the Sustainability Bursary program. Read More

Markham District Energy Receives Markham Board of Trade Business Excellence Award

November 19, 2009 Markham District Energy (MDE) took the stage to accept the Donald Cousens Conservation and Environmental Leadership Award at the Markham Board of Trade 2009 Business Excellence Awards gala. PowerStream Inc. sponsors this annual Markham Board of Trade award. Read More

Markham Receives Gas Tax Award from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario

September 30, 2009 Pat Vanini, Executive Director of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) presented the AMO Federal Gas Tax Award to Markham Council at its September 29 meeting for a district energy system that links all buildings in Markham’s vibrant town centre. The award recognizes projects demonstrating excellent use of the Federal Gas Tax Funding and exemplifying its environmental and sustainability objectives. Read More