Sustainable Development

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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Deconstructing housing affordability in the GTA

Housing affordability is a growing concern in Canada, but there is no consensus on how to quantify the problem. That might soon change.
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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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West Coast condos to rise on rare waterfront site

Concert Properties is set to launch Voda, the first of four condos that will be built on one of downtown Vancouver's last parcels of waterfront property.
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East United project embraces eclectic locale

A new condo development called East United will bridge than more just the two parallel streets in spans. It will bridge the eclectic influences of the surrounding Corktown and St. Lawrence Market neighbourhoods by combining new, heritage and industrial elements in a five-storey podium, 21-storey tower and six townhouses.
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Canary Park condos prepared for Pan Am Games

The Canary Park condos are nearly ready to be turned over to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games organizers for fit-up for the athletes, coaches
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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
Urban growth

Planning for urban growth in Ontario

To manage urban growth in Ontario, the provincial government is seeking input the 10-year review of its Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
Suburban Development

The changing needs of suburban development

Experts say that suburban developments must start increasing density to pay for growth and meet residents' demands.
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Building lasting change with LEED

According to the CaGBC, there are now more than 1,000 LEED certified buildings in Canada – and that number is only ...
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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.