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Local company examines changed nature of ‘the office’ as it joins the Accelerator Centre

WATERLOO REGION – Nine months after permanently moving to home-centred offices, a local solar tech start-up is using the workspaces at the Accelerator Centre to supplement its commitment to virtual space.   Boxbrite Technologies joined the Accelerator Centre’s TD Sustainable Future Lab this month. In October 2020, the company’s team photo was taken onsite at evolv1, …

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Disrupting the Solar Industry

By Lori-Ann Livingston Refactoring is a software term. I’ve talked about it before in the context of the workplace. It means to take an existing section of code, or even an entire system, and completely replacing it while making sure it still performs the same function. It is typically done when needs change or outgrow the original …

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On Leadership

We’ve been having discussions about leadership in our virtual offices lately. Sometimes these discussions happen in one-on-one meetings, but sometimes they occur in our weekly tea break on Friday afternoons. “What do you think of adding the word ‘leader’ to our job positions?” @LeonKehl asked us one Friday at our team tea break. Some of …

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“Meet me in my office.”

Boxbrite Technologies is a relationship-based solar tech company that has typically relied on close trusted relationships, often meeting in person with clients. We also use Agile methodology, which emphasizes the importance of face-to-face communications and trusted relationships. In my last article, I wrote about refactoring the workplace, and how Boxbrite moved permanently to home-centred offices. …

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Tech company joins force with Ontario solar distributor

WATERLOO REGION – As the solar industry experiences unprecedented growth in Canada, alocal solar tech company has partnered with a Toronto-based distributor to optimizecustomers’ investment in alternative energy sources. Distributed Resources, a renewable energy consulting firm specializing in solar power, will actas a distributor for the software services that Boxbrite Technologies offers. “We’ll add value …

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