Green Building & Design
A wider selection of high-performance windows and doors is expected to hit the market as Canada's National Energy Code continues to push the envelope toward net-zero-energy-ready development.
The Government of Canada announced it is investing $2.5 million towards clean energy upgrades at 59 Sundance Housing Co-operative in Edmonton.
Coming soon from Sifton Properties, Helio is slated to become the most energy-efficient high-rise apartment tower in Canada, designed and constructed to be 77 per cent more efficient than a similar building built under the current Ontario Building Code.
Building amenities have come a long way, and just like price and location, they can have a significant impact on the type of tenant a rental property will attract.
In a changing world where “zero carbon” is the ultimate goal in building design, can retrofits alone make Canada’s aging apartment stock sustainable?
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.
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.
Modular apartments are gaining traction among building owners and tenants in cities across North America.
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
Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
Experts speaking at the Green Real Estate conference in Toronto said that green building competition is leading to incremental change in the suburbs.
The new Toronto 2030 District program aims to meet the energy and emission reduction targets that are outlined in Architecture 2030.
Toronto's residential and commercial building may soon track their energy efficiency, as the city looks at mandatory energy use reporting.
Installing electric vehicle-charging stations during construction is straightforward, but retrofitting existing properties can be a challenge.
Developers and communities are seeking opportunities to incorporate sustainable, green elements into their building planning and design.
The newest version of the LEED rating system is set to push the envelope in transforming the market to achieve improved environmental outcomes.
Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.