The new Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is designed to read like a ‘fragment’ of the Niagara Escarpment over which it cantilevers.
Energy storage, phase-change materials and carbon dioxide refrigerant exemplify the diversity of products that can have bearing on how buildings use resources, discharge waste and function in both normal and adverse conditions.
The University College of the North's new LEED Gold-targeting campus considers the local climate of Thompson, Manitoba, in its design.
As LEED certification increasingly matters to tenants’ employees, sound environmental stewardship has moved from a nice-to-do to a must-do for many companies.
Aitken Place Park, a new 3,000-square-metre park planned for the Toronto waterfront, will be designed by landscape architecture firms Thomas Balsey Associates and Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. The companies, based out of New York and Toronto respectively, were selected to collaborate on the project by Waterfront Toronto.
To subsume or not to subsume. That was the question presented by the project brief for the expansion and renovation of University of Toronto Mississauga’s
Performance-driven design is taking shape in a new architectural style reflective of the green building movement.
CSA Group’s Rick Lacoboni explains the purpose of EPDs and how they come into play in various building standards.
With more than 100 registered hives in Toronto alone, people are seeing the environmental benefits and economic possibilities around urban beekeeping.
Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
The new Toronto 2030 District program aims to meet the energy and emission reduction targets that are outlined in Architecture 2030.
In order to promote biking to work among tenants, property owners and managers should ensure secure bicycle parking, changing room and showers.
Toronto's residential and commercial building may soon track their energy efficiency, as the city looks at mandatory energy use reporting.
The new ETFO office in Toronto is the city's first purpose-built facility to receive LEED Platinum, and features a Canadian first in geothermal energy.
Buildings can use different systems to improve stormwater management, thereby lessening the burden on the municipal drainage system.
The updated version of the Green Globes' building certification is gaining recognition as an alternative to LEED.
The College of New Caledonia's West Fraser Technical Centre in British Columbia debunks the notion that design must be sacrificed for functionality.