Green Building & Design
The first step is to have a landscape architect draft up a preliminary plan for the terrace or balcony renovation.
In low-rise homes, including condos, up to 35 per cent of heated air can be lost through the windows during the heating season.
New regulations from multiple levels of government are forcing condominium boards and property management companies to consider more than just a simple cost-benefit calculation when examining repair and retrofit options.
Residents of a freshly built mid-rise in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto have a fleet of electric vehicles waiting for them to use, whether that’s for a trip around town, a weekend getaway to the cottage or visiting family out-of-province.
New buildings are subject to laws and regulations, which require them to be compatible with EVCs.
Ontario’s housing sector emits more greenhouse gas emissions than any other province, primarily due to its high population rate. In the province, residential buildings are
Contractors working in the snow and ice management industry are facing a blizzard of challenges on the insurance side, or what many are calling a crisis.
As the country moves to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, questions are brewing among people living in multi-unit dwellings.
While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
After 2022, companies must use their own funds to reimburse embedded energy managers, but will be offered “an enhanced level of technical support and resources.” It's a move some see as more short-sighted.
Women developers, architects and interior designers are helping to manifest just a few of the country’s most dynamic condos and communities.
A sustainability plan and budget should be made with the mindset of plan and prevent, instead of react and pivot.
While building codes and standards help regulate efficiency in new buildings, existing buildings have been operating with little oversight and, in fact, no insight at all into how energy and water was being used in our cities.
Designers and developers foresee a greater turn towards health and wellness in the condo design of tomorrow.
While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
Toronto Environmental Alliance is currently accepting applications for condos to join its Zero Waste High Rise Project in the spring and summer of 2020.
Perched on the edge of the waterfront, south of the Distillery District near Sugar Beach, Toronto’s first LEED Platinum high-rise condo stands in the Bayside