Sustainability

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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.
Renewable Energy

Green energy is good news for construction

Future developments in renewable energy projects across Canada will mean an exponential growth in the sector's diversified jobs.
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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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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.
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Vancouver’s deconstruction strategy

The City of Vancouver is rethinking demolition and taking a new approach to managing demolition ‘waste.'
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District energy a proven technology

Technological solutions such as district energy are proving effective in reducing the carbon footprint ...
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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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Green from the outside-in

There has been an incredible explosion of products and services available to those looking to create environmentally advanced buildings. Here is an update on innovative green products for the building exterior.
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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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Raise the roof

A roof that lasts longer is usually more sustainable since less waste is generated through the removal of an additional roof.
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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.