Sustainability

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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.

How to achieve energy efficiency in 2015

Achieving energy efficiency in multi-residential properties is the new normal. With the cost of utilities rising, apartment owners are benefitting more than ever by finding new ways to save.
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Designing for an aging population

With an aging population, health and wellness in the design process is becoming increasingly important. The built environment (private or public) can have significant impacts
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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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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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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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Electronically tintable glass

Electronically tintable glass provides dynamic control over the amount of heat and light that is admitted to the building.
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High efficiency plumbing fixtures

Over the past 20 years, manufacturers have caught up technologically with the requirements established by the EPA and gone a few steps farther, introducing 1.28 gpf, 1 gpf and even 0.8 gpf toilets.
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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.