With mechanical systems nearing end of life, inadequate ventilation and other issues, the 50-year Ken Soble Tower was in critical need of an upgrade.
The Westinghouse HQ building has been re-envisioned for a new age to become a hub for commercial and cultural activities.
It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
Guidance related to natural ventilation, particulate filtration and compartmentalization of multi-residential HVAC systems are prominent in the list of identified "significant changes" compared to the incumbent 2016 version of the standards.
OCAD University asked Toronto-based architecture and interior design firm, Quadrangle, to create an interior with flexible features.
When planning retrofits or renovations for older schools, administrators have the chance to implement green, sustainable and high-performance design solutions.
Canadian employers in the corporate office sector are not doing enough to support wellbeing among young people entering the workforce.
Recent research into the use of task lighting has provided evidence that incorporating positionable light sources in individual workspaces provides valuable benefits.
The move concludes the process begun five months ago when the newly elected United Conservative Party government repealed the carbon tax and eliminated the funding source for the incentives.
Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a national year-round program that kicks-off in October and focuses on the circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction.
A widening scope of resources can be tapped to build increasingly sophisticated risk profiles, but sustainability practitioners note that data is often fragmented and difficult to obtain.
The mounting consequences of being stuck fast in the wrong place for an extended wrong time begin with soaring insurance premiums and end with stranded assets.
Few signatories to the Paris Agreement have specifically listed energy efficiency targets in required national plans for meeting their commitments so Three Percent Club founders see plenty of room to capture untapped emissions reductions.
USGBC has released its LEED in Motion: Retail report, which highlights retail facilities that incorporate LEED and other sustainability practices.
Ottawa's Shaw Centre is among the Canadian facilities to benefit from the Ontario government's plans to invest up to $26 million towards upgrading the province's culture and tourism attractions
The upfront cost has been projected at $13.8 million. The environmental repercussions of dismantling and discarding a 474,000-square-foot concrete and steel structure are more difficult to peg.
School buildings that are 40-plus years old or more have been shown to pose barriers to teaching and learning, says the U.S. National Center for