What if we could build homes that are energy efficient, healthy and beautiful? The first passive home in West Vancouver showcases the possibilities.
Passive House, a voluntary standard for achieving extremely energy-efficient buildings, appears to be poised for wider uptake in institutional projects.
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
The concept of district energy has gained new interest after being identified as a key measure towards helping cities significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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
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.
Green roof benefits include better air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved storm water management and economic advantages.
New technologies and a better understanding of green construction are changing the sustainable design process in Ontario, according to industry experts.
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.
Windows impact more than just building aesthetics. Rather, sunshine and views can have a substantial impact on occupants' well-being.
The award-winning Esker Foundation Gallery is the largest privately-funded, non-commercial gallery in Calgary.
Designers have a significant role in providing design solutions that address terms and conditions of green leases.
Discerning connoisseurs now have the ability to bring the character of a wine barrel into their cellar by ...
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.
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 ...
The stunning new visitor centre at VanDusen Botanical Gardens has set a new benchmark for sustainable design and conservation.
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.