Green Design

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Is LEED still relevant?

LEED has become synonymous with green in the mainstream building industry over the last decade, but is LEED still relevant? While the voluntary green building
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District energy key to reducing GHG emissions

The concept of district energy has gained new interest after being identified as a key measure towards helping cities significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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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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Benefits of building integrated photovoltaics

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is one of the most promising and elegant ways of producing on site electricity directly from the sun — silently, without environmental harm or pollution, and without depletion of resources.
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Green roof benefits for buildings

Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
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Sustainable design continues to gain popularity

New technologies and a better understanding of green construction are changing the sustainable design process in Ontario, according to industry experts.
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New ETFO office sets bar for sustainability

The new ETFO office in Toronto is the city's first purpose-built facility to receive LEED Platinum, and features a Canadian first in geothermal energy.
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How windows affect occupants’ well-being

Windows impact more than just building aesthetics. Rather, sunshine and views can have a substantial impact on occupants' well-being.
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Calgary gallery is a work of art in its own right

The award-winning Esker Foundation Gallery is the largest privately-funded, non-commercial gallery in Calgary.
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The designer’s role in green leases

Designers have a significant role in providing design solutions that address terms and conditions of green leases.
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From wine barrels to wood floors

Discerning connoisseurs now have the ability to bring the character of a wine barrel into their cellar by ...
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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.
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Core sunlighting

Core sunlighting is a system that gathers natural sunlight, concentrates it and delivers it deep into a building’s interior, not just the area along ...
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Complex wood design

The stunning new visitor centre at VanDusen Botanical Gardens has set a new benchmark for sustainable design and conservation.
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More than just books

The new Surrey City Centre Library is not only a striking architectural landmark; it serves as a civic anchor for the city’s changing downtown core.