Sustainable Development

ASHRAE 90.1 adds multi-res lighting proviso

Developers of multi-residential buildings can expect more pointed direction on their lighting choices as North American jurisdictions update their building regulations.
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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An affordable remedy to a national crisis

Affordable housing shortages for working Canadians have hit critical levels in most major cities across Canada. For years, grim statistics of growing waitlists far outpacing the number of affordable rental units under construction have made headlines nation-wide. Despite the alarming numbers, not much in the way of viable, sustainable solutions have been presented. That is, until now...
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Modular apartments offer modern solutions

Modular apartments are gaining traction among building owners and tenants in cities across North America.
Wood-Frame Construction

Ontario revisiting wood-frame building rules

Ontario is looking at permitting wood-frame building construction up to six-storeys tall in its proposed building code changes.
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Planning for urban growth in Ontario

To manage urban growth in Ontario, the provincial government is seeking input the 10-year review of its Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
Improving green roof performance

Improving green roof performance

As green roofs become more popular, experts say that owners and managers should start improving green roof performance by focusing on diversity.
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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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Building lasting change with LEED

According to the CaGBC, there are now more than 1,000 LEED certified buildings in Canada – and that number is only ...
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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.