Green Building & Design

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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T.O.’s debut six-storey wood-frame development

Heartwood the Beach Condos, due to enter construction this spring, is likely to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development.
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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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The importance of daylighting in building design

Duncan McLeod of London-based Studio McLeod reveals new daylighting trends and ways to incorporate light into existing buildings.
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Etobicoke development breaks new ground

A new Etobicoke development has broken ground — in more ways than one. On the GO Mimico, now under construction, will be Toronto’s first high-rise
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Green roof benefits for buildings

Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
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Competition driving green building momentum

Experts speaking at the Green Real Estate conference in Toronto said that green building competition is leading to incremental change in the suburbs.
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Toronto 2030 District aims to cut energy use

The new Toronto 2030 District program aims to meet the energy and emission reduction targets that are outlined in Architecture 2030.
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Building features that promote biking to work

In order to promote biking to work among tenants, property owners and managers should ensure secure bicycle parking, changing room and showers.
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Toronto looks at mandatory energy use reporting

Toronto's residential and commercial building may soon track their energy efficiency, as the city looks at mandatory energy use reporting.
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Accommodating electric vehicles in condos

Installing electric vehicle-charging stations during construction is straightforward, but retrofitting existing properties can be a challenge.
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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.
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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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LEEDing the way with ergonomics

The USGBC has introduced an ergonomics pilot credit that promotes the creation of spaces and buildings that support occupant health and performance and have lower operational costs.
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Choosing the best LEED for the job

The CaGBC has expanded its offering of LEED rating systems. With the proliferation of these products, choosing the most appropriate one ...
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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.