Green Building & Design
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.
Heartwood the Beach Condos, due to enter construction this spring, is likely to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development.
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
Duncan McLeod of London-based Studio McLeod reveals new daylighting trends and ways to incorporate light into existing buildings.
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
Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
Experts speaking at the Green Real Estate conference in Toronto said that green building competition is leading to incremental change in the suburbs.
The new Toronto 2030 District program aims to meet the energy and emission reduction targets that are outlined in Architecture 2030.
In order to promote biking to work among tenants, property owners and managers should ensure secure bicycle parking, changing room and showers.
Toronto's residential and commercial building may soon track their energy efficiency, as the city looks at mandatory energy use reporting.
Installing electric vehicle-charging stations during construction is straightforward, but retrofitting existing properties can be a challenge.
The newest version of the LEED rating system is set to push the envelope in transforming the market to achieve improved environmental outcomes.
Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.
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.
The CaGBC has expanded its offering of LEED rating systems. With the proliferation of these products, choosing the most appropriate one ...
When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.