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
Creating an envelope in a residential tower where balconies, windows and exterior walls come together in multiple layers is challenging and increases the likelihood that thermal bridges will form.
The new rules that will steer the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at Ontario condo properties starting next week may have a blind spot.
One GTA-based condo building won’t face the dilemma of when to switch over its HVAC system from heating to cooling this spring thanks to cogeneration.
With mixed-use communities on the rise, sub-metering is more relevant than ever. It allocates utility costs to shared areas and units based on consumption.
Several seasons of wear and tear can impact the efficiency of a condominium’s in-ground irrigation system. How maintenance can help lower water bills.
In recent years, property owners and managers may have noticed that the line paint in their parking lots is fading more quickly.
An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
Although many tenants find value in creating sustainable office environments, over time, green behaviour can slip if property managers don’t foster this culture. However, according
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.
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.