Building Systems

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Energy-efficient glass in the “battle for the wall”

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
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Toronto a leader in green roof industry

Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.
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Raise the roof

A roof that lasts longer is usually more sustainable since less waste is generated through the removal of an additional roof.
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Energy audits

An energy audit is the logical first step in helping to reduce a facility’s utility costs and carbon footprint, and justify capital expenditures. Here are 10 things every building manager should know before embarking on an energy audit.
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Building automation can save energy

Energy efficiency in highrise multi-residential buildings can be achieved through a variety of retrofits. However, one method that is often overlooked is ...
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High-performance building approach to condos

In recent years, environmental regulations, new innovations and higher energy costs have raised the bar on green buildings and provided economic incentives ...
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Horticultural practices for green roofs

When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.