Green Design

tall wood

Achievements in tall wood buildings

Sean Ruthen provides a review on Jim Taggart and Michael Green’s new edition of Tall Wood Buildings. The new book provides updates to the 2017 edition.
design future mobility

Understanding future mobility and design impacts

The advent of self-driving vehicles are now underway, ushering in one of the biggest changes to cities that we will see in our lifetime.
Allied offers $600 million in debentures, in line with its green financing framework

B.C. steps towards net zero

Net zero has long been used to describe the highest performing buildings – an objective in the building industry to reduce its environmental footprint.
commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
wood-frame development

T.O.’s debut six-storey wood-frame development

Heartwood the Beach Condos, due to enter construction this spring, is likely to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development.
architecture

Understanding regenerative design

Current green building practice remains focused on individual buildings without acknowledging the larger system context as regenerative design would.

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

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

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.
Bow River Pedestrian Bridge

Banff pedestrian bridge a feat of engineering

Designed with the beauty of Canada’s first national park in mind, the Bow River Pedestrian Bridge in Banff, Alta., is a striking timber superstructure.
Toronto park

Privately owned public spaces in Toronto

As density increases in cities and land for new parks becomes scarce, areas including Toronto are now looking to privately owned public spaces.

The designer’s role in green leases

Designers have a significant role in providing design solutions that address terms and conditions of green leases.

From outdated building to LEED gold labs

UBC's Biological Sciences complex recently received LEED gold, which was very challenging to achieve due to the ...

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.

From wine barrels to wood floors

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

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.
REMI

Complex wood design

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