Green Building & Design

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Library facility reads like ‘fragment’ of its landscape

The new Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is designed to read like a ‘fragment’ of the Niagara Escarpment over which it cantilevers.
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Breakthrough technology eases risk management

Energy storage, phase-change materials and carbon dioxide refrigerant exemplify the diversity of products that can have bearing on how buildings use resources, discharge waste and function in both normal and adverse conditions.
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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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Inside U of T Mississauga’s Innovation Complex

To subsume or not to subsume. That was the question presented by the project brief for the expansion and renovation of University of Toronto Mississauga’s
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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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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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Outlining Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 plan

Vancouver's Greenest City 2020 Action Plan aims to reduce solid waste going to the landfill and require new building to be carbon neutral from 2020 onward.
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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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Measuring low carbon buildings

Intep and Brantwood Consulting have developed a methodology that may be used to inform the operating and ...
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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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Innovative learning environment

The UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building is a state-of-the-art facility that brings together all of the faculty’s ...
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5 Rs improve resource efficiency in construction

Mission 2030 sets a target to eliminate construction, renovation and demolition waste from landfill over the next 18 years.
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A task of Olympic proportions

Millennium Water is the largest green development project in British Columbia, covering nine city blocks in Southeast False Creek.
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Building innovation

A new landmark educational facility at SAIT Polytechnic is not only transforming the campus but the teaching and learning environment for the next generation of skilled construction workers.
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Serving the community

A new headquarters for the RCMP E Division is being built in Surrey, B.C. When completed, it will be the largest RCMP complex in Canada.
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Making a difference

BC Cancer Agency’s sixth regional cancer centre, Centre for the North, will make a huge difference to the lives of patients in Prince George ...
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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.