A building's design influences the operational efficiency waste collection programs, the cost of servicing the programs and diversion rates.
The building envelope can truly make or break energy-efficiency efforts. Major systems improvements may help, but those savings could fly out the window.
Further refinement of the WELL Building Standard is expected as a plethora of studies point to the growing concern for health and wellness.
Proposed amendments to Ontario's Green Energy Act signal the government's intention to mandate reporting of energy and water consumption in privately owned buildings.
LEED registrants appear to be taking full advantage of the deadline extension before the more rigorous version 4 of the certification program becomes mandatory.
Canada's renewable energy and clean technology sectors could figure prominently and profitably in American states' efforts to comply with the recently introduced U.S. Clean Power Plan.
Energy efficiency proponents calculate that dilapidated, poorly insulated dwellings add extra and unnecessary annual energy costs for a majority of householders in the United Kingdom.
Despite an abundance of investment funds spending across the globe, Canadian infrastructure continues to face a crisis.
Creative industries in Hamilton, Ontario are now forming the physicality of the city's landscape and impacting municipal public policy.
Global sustainability benchmark places 2015 Canadian achievement more in line with the top-ranked Australia/New Zealand region than with the 144 U.S. participants.
Cooling towers and irrigation add to summertime water demand, while many Canadian municipalities have implemented multi-year annual rate increases to help fund needed upgrades to aging infrastructure.
A look at what sustainability means to some experts in the building industry and the way climate change has impacted the conversation.
Many properties continue to fail in frequently monitoring their utility and energy consumption outside of the reporting scopes of building certifications.
North America leaders endorsed a new five-year CEC plan for better environmental management decisions. Climate change adaptation is one focus area.
Prolonged, mass evacuations and the spectre of approaching flames reinforce the importance of emergency preparedness and embedding risk management in land use planning.
The Resilient Pipes and Wires Report argues that investment in climate change adaptation is imperative for safety, security and business continuity, and to avoid the staggering losses that can result from lack of preparedness.
Subnational jurisdictions from across the Western Hemisphere gathered at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for The Climate Summit of the Americas.