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About STEP

Working towards a more sustainable future by facilitating adoption of green
technologies through monitoring, research, and knowledge sharing.

Canada's Premier Stormwater and Erosion and
Sediment Control Conference returns!
March 26 & 27, 2024

Registration coming soon. In the meantime, presentations from
Source to Stream 2023 are now available for free at

Our 2023 STEP Webinar Series has launched!

Comprised of 10 FREE webinars by industry experts, focused on
green stormwater infrastructure, natural heritage and management
of natural assets

Back by popular demand!

The Low-Impact Development & Climate Resilience Professional
Certificate Program offered through McMaster University, and
delivered by STEP instructors, will be back again starting this fall!

NEW Erosion and Sediment Control Guide for Urban Construction

The latest on best management practices, erosion risk
assessment and turbidity targets for construction projects
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Evaluating multi-split air source heat pumps

A cost-effective and low-carbon alternative to electric baseboard
heating in multi-unit residential buildings
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Introducing the next generation of the
Low Impact Development Stormwater
Management Planning and Design Guide
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Heating and Cooling

As part of a four-project series aimed at examining high-impact carbon saving technologies,
STEP is evaluating a gas-absorption heat pump at the Archetype Sustainable House.
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The Low Impact Development Treatment Train Tool

A conceptual tool for modelling volume and contaminant reductions
associated with LID and treatment trains in real world scenarios.

The Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) is a conservation authority-led initiative that fosters broader implementation of technologies that protect water resources and reduce our carbon footprint.




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