Green Building & Design

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver developers to pursue zero emissions

The newly adopted plan sets out a two-part strategy to ensure that new buildings are as energy-efficient as possible and, perhaps more contentiously, do not rely on natural gas for space heating and hot water supply.
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Energy efficiency from the ground up

Energy efficiency is more than just buzz—it's the future of the rental property industry. From older buildings getting retrofits to newer builds being outfitted with the latest technologies, it's either go green or get left behind.
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Modular apartments offer modern solutions

Modular apartments are gaining traction among building owners and tenants in cities across North America.
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Energy-efficient glass in the “battle for the wall”

Since the introduction of legislation, like the Ontario Building Code’s SB-10 supplementary standard for large buildings and the B.C. Clean Energy Act, what once was
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Green roof benefits for buildings

Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
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Competition driving green building momentum

Experts speaking at the Green Real Estate conference in Toronto said that green building competition is leading to incremental change in the suburbs.
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Toronto 2030 District aims to cut energy use

The new Toronto 2030 District program aims to meet the energy and emission reduction targets that are outlined in Architecture 2030.
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Toronto looks at mandatory energy use reporting

Toronto's residential and commercial building may soon track their energy efficiency, as the city looks at mandatory energy use reporting.
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Accommodating electric vehicles in condos

Installing electric vehicle-charging stations during construction is straightforward, but retrofitting existing properties can be a challenge.
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Green strategies start at planning and design

Developers and communities are seeking opportunities to incorporate sustainable, green elements into their building planning and design.
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The next version of LEED

The newest version of the LEED rating system is set to push the envelope in transforming the market to achieve improved environmental outcomes.
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Toronto a leader in green roof industry

Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.
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LEEDing the way with ergonomics

The USGBC has introduced an ergonomics pilot credit that promotes the creation of spaces and buildings that support occupant health and performance and have lower operational costs.
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Choosing the best LEED for the job

The CaGBC has expanded its offering of LEED rating systems. With the proliferation of these products, choosing the most appropriate one ...
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Horticultural practices for green roofs

When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.