Green Building & Design

Infrastructure investment a go-to in downturn

Infrastructure investment a go-to in downturn

For public partners, P3s are a means to transfer risk. For the private sector, infrastructure’s recession-proof profile dovetails with expectations for a prolonged building spree.
Energy sector workforce evolves and expands

Energy sector workforce evolves and expands

Energy efficiency is projected to create more jobs and assume a larger share of energy sector economic activity in step with a heightened focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Canada LEED

Greening your washroom for the good of the planet

Four tips for operating a more sustainable washroom in celebration of the International Day of Forests.
Business case assumptions evolve alongside ESG

Business case assumptions evolve alongside ESG

Investors and lenders are expected to increasingly focus on the physical and transitional risks of climate change, in turn upending some conventional views of costs and value.
environments

Canadian school districts build for healthier environments

The schools installed future-ready infrastructure improvements for healthier, more sustainable learning environments.
net zero

Reaching net zero in the age of COVID-19

Optimizing ventilation and air handling systems is key to achieving net zero energy performance goals.
air quality

How schools are boosting air quality measures

The report found that schools have prioritized ventilation and filtration to reduce the transmission of the virus.
Colliers

Windows and doors in the net-zero frame

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.

ASHRAE addresses natural resources at the House of Commons

ASHRAE President Sheila J. Hayter and President-elect Darryl K. Boyce testified before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources at the House of Commons of Canada on Nov. 20, 2018.

Global green building activity continues to rise

Recent industry research shows green building in 19 countries is poised for strong, rapid growth over the next three years.
retrofits

New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the energyCompass.design tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.
condo gym

Amenities key to promoting occupant well-being

Health and wellness-promoting amenities are no longer just nice-to-have perks in sustainable office buildings — increasingly, employees are demanding them.
Clayton Community centre Surrey

Passive House poised for institutional uptake

Passive House, a voluntary standard for achieving extremely energy-efficient buildings, appears to be poised for wider uptake in institutional projects.
net positive

Plans for first net positive energy office building

An office building in Markham, Ontario's technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada.
commercial hubs

Four growing commercial hubs in Toronto

The GTA's rising population and provincial investments will fuel growth at commercial hubs near future transit-oriented developments.
wellbeing

Wellbeing a key trend for office spaces

Wellbeing is and will impact commercial office spaces as the emphasis on employee health and vitality continues to grow.
zero emissions

Inside the Zero Carbon Building Standard

The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.