Author Archives: Leon Wasser

Leon Wasser Interviewed by Now Magazine About Indoor Gardening

Leon Wasser was interviewed by Now magazine for an article about indoor gardening which part says:

“While HiGarden’s ambitions include working with schools, long-term-care facilities and northern Canadian food deserts, the company is also conscious of growing consumer demand.

“Younger people in condos don’t have easy access to green space,” says Wasser. “This is something that could be transformative – bringing a [garden] oasis into your home can be really beneficial, health-wise.”

So far, most home-sized systems are best suited for microgreens, leafy greens, small vegetables, peas, beans and herbs.”

The full article appears here:

https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/made-in-toronto-devices-make-indoor-gardening-simple/

Wasser Resources Exhibits HiGarden at CNE

WASSER RESOURCES INC. EXHIBITS HIGARDEN @ CNE

Wasser Resources is proud to present the HiGarden Inc. VIGA™ Vertical Indoor Aquaponic System at the CNE both at the Innovation Garage (Aug. 18-20) and at The Farm Buildingv(Aug. 18 – Sept. 4).

Please visit the HiGarden website, www.higarden.ca or by mail leon@higarden.ca or by phone @ (416) 473-4614.

HiGarden VIGA™ Vertical Indoor Gardening & Aquaponics @ CNE Farm Building

HiGarden Living Green Moss Wall and Progenesis Bowl at CNE Farm Building

HiGarden VIGA™ Vertical Indoor Gardening & Aquaponics @ CNE Innovation Garage in the Enercare Building

Wasser Resources Participates in PDAC2017

March 5-8, 2017: Wasser Resources Inc. actively participated in the 2017 annual Toronto conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), the world’s largest international gathering for the mining sector.

A major focus for Wasser Resources Inc. at this event was the further development of relationships with Canada’s northern indigenous communities, government agencies and the mining sector to explore opportunities to implement large scale renewable energy solutions in remote locations.

Traditionally, remote areas of Canada have used highly polluting and difficult to service diesel generators. Wasser Resources now offers a complete portfolio of innovative renewable energy solutions which can provide both electrical power and heat for even the most difficult to serve communities and facilities.

During PDAC, Wasser Resources expanded its long-standing partnership with Enshift Energy Inc. to include two new partners – the developer of the most advanced large scale hydro fuel cells on the market and a innovative funder of large scale infrastructure projects.

HCI Energy has developed nique containerized hydrogen fuel cells for remote facilities. A key model for the mining industry is shipped completed in a standard twenty foot freight container. This model generates 1.5 megawatt of power while producing 3,000 US gallons of purified water and medical grade oxygen. Other units are available contained in ten foot and 40 foot containers.

Ignite Infrastructure Funding Association Inc., is a totally innovative a new funding not-for-profit agency to the broad public sector for major infrastructure investment projects. Ignite was established to fund major capital projects, especially deferred maintenance projects, for the MUSH sector – comprising Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals. Nowhere in Canada’s broad public sector is maintenance renewal and upgrading more urgent than in in Indigenous communities across the country. Ignite will be funding all types of infrastructure renewal projects, but a special focus will be applied to energy, water and facilities, where the needs are greatest and the opportunities for major quality of life improvements are also significant.

In conjunction with these developments, Wasser resources is offering a broad array of other renewable energy technologies including:

DUKE Heights BIA Hosts OSEA Powering Prosperity Gala, February 2, 2017

DUKE Heights BIA Hosts

OSEA Powering Prosperity Gala, February 2, 2017

Celebrate Ontario’s dynamic and critically important green energy sector with Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Ontario at their most important annual networking and fundraising event, the Powering Prosperity Awards Gala.

Powering Prosperity takes place 6:30 PM, on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the Montecassino Hotel and Event Centre, 3710 Chesswood Dr., Downsview, Ontario (at Sheppard Ave.)

For moreinformation about this prestigious event please click here.

This February DUKE Heights BIA will be hosting “Powering Prosperity in DUKE Heights” in conjunction with The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). This will be a networking event held for the business members of DUKE Heights. We will be serving appetizers and beverages while our members are able to meet organizations from the sustainable energy sector who work to make more efficient and cost effective long term energy solutions for businesses. Be sure to register below more details to follow in the coming weeks.

When: February 2nd, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Where: Montecassino Hotel and Events Centre

More Info: Leon Wasser, MBA, P.Eng., Sustainability Consultant, DUKE Heights BIA

Contact: Email leon@dukeheights.ca or Phone (416) 473-4614

Register: www.ppdh.eventbrite.ca

Powering Prosperity in DUKE Heights

 

 

DUKE Heights BIA Hosts OSEA Green Energy Open Doors 2016 Launch

 

 

OSEA Logo With Full Name

 

DUKE HEIGHTS BIA HOSTS LAUNCH OF
OSEA GREEN ENERGY DOORS OPEN ’16 

DUKE Heights BIA Sustainability Office proudly hosts the opening breakfast of the 5th Annual Green Energy Doors Open ’16 presented by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). This event showcases Ontario’s sustainable renewable energy sector which includes solar photo-voltaic power, solar thermal energy, geothermal energy, wind power, biomass energy and energy from waste. The renewable energy sector is just one of the growing green business sectors of DUKE Heights BIA. Please visit us and each of the following DUKE Heights BIA green energy sector members on to learn about their products and services

Time: Friday, Sept. 9, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: DUKE Heights BIA Office, 1120 Finch Avenue West, Suite 205, Toronto, ON, M3J 3H7

RSVP; Leon Wasser, MBA, P.Eng., Sustainability Consultant, DUKE Heights BIA, leon@dukeheights.ca

 

 

Dascan Ground Heat Energy Services

Engineers, designers and suppliers of geothermal energy system

300 Wildcat Road, Toronto, ON, M3J 2N5, (416) 860-6722; www.dascangroundheat.com

Oya Solar Inc. 

Designers and suppliers of solar photovoltaic systems
11 Kodiak Crescent, Toronto, ON, M3J 3G5; (416) 840-3358www.oyasolar.com

Polar Racking

Designers and manufacturers of racking for solar photovoltaic panel systems

11 Kodiak Cr., Toronto, ON, M3J 3E5; (416) 860-6722; www.polarracking.com

 

 

The following DUKE Heights BIA members support this initiative but won’t be receiving visits from the public for this event:  

 

Kinetic Solar Racking

Designers and manufacturers of solar photovoltaic panel racking systems

65 Martin Ross Ave. # 1, Toronto, ON, M3J 2L6; (416) 665-3755

www.kineticracking.com

 

 

 

SolarWall Conserval Engineering Inc.

Inventers and manufacturers and suppliers of a unique solar thermal energy technology

200 Wildcat Road, Toronto, ON, M3J 2N5; (416) 661-7057; www.solarwall.com
 

 

Tridel Group

Canada’s leading green condominium developers and managers

4800 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON, M3H 5S9; (416) 661-9290www.tridel.com


The following energy utilities support renewable energy: 

 

 

 

New Technologies for 2017

Wasser Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of many new technologies for 2017 including:

Sleeve Sentry: Low tech removable covers for existing window air conditioners, which are common among apartment buildings proven to reduce winter heat loss and increase unit comfort. An easy and practical way to conserve energy and reduce your carbon footprint and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

 

 

DUKE Heights BIA Hosts Mayor John Tory – Leon Wasser Media Quote

Toronto Mayor John Tory says city’s shrunken manufacturing sector is ‘thriving’

Making things is not a career choice ‘from the past,’ Tory says at Downsview furniture giant Teknion

North York Mirror

We still make things in Toronto, and our manufacturing sector will continue to “thrive,” Mayor John Tory has told a business audience in North York.

At the Downsview headquarters of Teknion Corporation on Tuesday, Tory said it’s important today’s students “know that manufacturing is not a career from the past.”

In 2014, the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre reported Ontario lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs over the previous decade, cut, the thinktank said, because of globalization, automation, low productivity, and a high Canadian dollar.

Thousands more, once part of the bedrock of Toronto’s middle class, vanished before that.

But Tory, speaking to at least 200 people from the city’s north end, said manufacturing, down to nine per cent of Toronto’s economy, remains a “hugely important” part of it.

Don’t believe what you read about Toronto not being competitive: we make quality products, and we respect the rule of law, the mayor said. “We have a lot of smart people here.”

Global, a tiny Downsview company founded by Saul Feldberg, started making affordable office chairs in 1966. It gave rise in 1983 to the publicly-traded Teknion, now one of the world’s largest office furniture-makers, with 3,800 employees worldwide.

Teknion was “a scrappy Canadian start-up taking on the mega-guys in the industry,” said CEO David Feldberg, Saul’s son, adding it now has Boeing for a client and is “in the final stage” of furnishing the headquarters of a California technology giant.

And yet 70 per cent of Teknion’s components are still made in Greater Toronto, where it has eight facilities.

Tory said the Feldbergs’ success should “shine as an example of what can be done,” and embolden other Toronto businesses, since just 10 per cent or less export anything they make.

He spoke mainly to members of Duke Heights Business Improvement Area, which formed last May to revitalize a vast employment area between Steeles and Sheppard avenues, and from Keele to Dufferin streets.

“I am behind you in what you do,” Tory told them.

Like the Mowat Institute, the mayor believes in helping manufacturing by boosting the city’s “liveability” – something Toronto scores consistently high on in surveys.

The city can also make it easier for people to do business here, said Tory, who added the city protects its employment lands “fairly well,” despite pressure from people who want to use them for other development.

Joe Pantalone, a former councillor and a special advisor to Duke Heights, said the BIA is transforming its portion of the city “into a nice place to be, as well as work,” by installing sidewalks where sidewalks are missing, for instance, by planting trees, and through its overnight security patrols.

Leon Wasser, its sustainability consultant, said companies want more entrances, parking and other improvements at the nearby York University GO Rail Station.

They also want more on and off ramps at North York’s Highway 400 interchanges, to fill in gaps in the local road network, and to make more use of an east-west cycling path crossing the district in a Hydro corridor which, with some lights, snow clearing and signs, said Wasser, “could be the northern equivalent of the Martin Goodman Trail.”

Businesses in Duke Heights are expected to realize some benefits once the Spadina Subway extension to Vaughan opens next year, and when the Finch West Light-Rail Transit line, set to begin construction in 2017, is completed between Keele Street and Humber College in Etobicoke.

What’s needed next for the area, said York West Councillor Anthony Perruzza, is to extend the LRT line east to Yonge Street and west to Pearson International Airport.