Sustainable Practices

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Evergreen targets carbon neutrality with retrofit

Evergreen is targeting carbon neutrality in the retrofit of its heritage-designated kiln building at Toronto’s Brick Works site.
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Low scores in infrastructure benchmark debut

The inaugural Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark assessment for infrastructure reveals that the asset class generally lags real estate's offerings of environmental, social and governance evidence for investors.
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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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Improving energy efficiency in B.C.

While early building codes were focused on basic home structure and standardizing building practices, more recent code adaptations in B.C. are focusing on energy efficiency and occupant accessibility.
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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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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.