Green Design

Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.
standard

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The legacy of Sen̓áḵw

Currently underway in Vancouver, Sen̓áḵw is a powerful testament to Indigenous land ownership and an economic legacy that’s expected to generate upwards of $10 billion in revenue for the Squamish Nation.
net-zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Archival preservation facility is a net-zero first

Library and Archives Canada’s new preservation storage facility opened as the first net-zero carbon archival centre in the Americas,
Sustainable finance products clear path to 2050

Canadian Property Management

Sustainable finance products forge way to 2050

Sustainable finance products, are expected to increasingly come into play as building owners/managers pursue decarbonization and look to bolster the climate resiliency of their properties.
electric

CondoBusiness

Electric ride-sharing is the newest condo amenity

Residents of a freshly built mid-rise in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto have a fleet of electric vehicles waiting for them to use, whether that’s for a trip around town, a weekend getaway to the cottage or visiting family out-of-province.
Grande Prairie

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Designing for patient dignity in Grande Prairie 

Inside the 681,000-square-foot facility, people are able to experience the landscape and natural light, even throughout Alberta’s harsh weather extremes.
Energy sector workforce evolves and expands

Construction Business

Energy sector workforce evolves and expands

Energy efficiency is projected to create more jobs and assume a larger share of energy sector economic activity in step with a heightened focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
shopping

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Designing the shopping experience of the future

New theories on retail centre on how experiences, convenience and a sense of community can draw people to a physical site.
health

CondoBusiness

High-rises bringing health to new heights

Urbanites living in two up-and-coming condos won't have to escape their homes for fresh air and water.
EV

CondoBusiness

Plugging into the future of EV charging

New buildings are subject to laws and regulations, which require them to be compatible with EVCs.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside a Passive House first in Surrey, B.C.

Designing the ​​Clayton Community Centre to become Passive House certified for ultra-low energy use was no easy feat, especially since the international standard had never been pursued for this type of facility in North America.
BOMA BC energy

CondoBusiness

Greening Ontario’s housing sector

Ontario’s housing sector emits more greenhouse gas emissions than any other province, primarily due to its high population rate. In the province, residential buildings are
Indigenous

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Indigenous-led projects raise bar for city-building

The architects and developers behind some of Canada’s new Indigenous-focused projects are designing spaces that harmonize with their natural landscapes, setting a higher standard for how urban buildings impact the environment and their surrounding communities.
multi-residential

CondoBusiness

Eight women changing Canada’s multi-residential market for the better

These eight women are just a few leaders with big ideas for creating an inclusive, climate-resilient future through multi-residential projects.
Deep Retrofit Challenge

Canadian Facility Management & Design

York Region piloting Passive House at new facility

A new men's emergency and transitional housing facility, set to rise in Aurora, Ontario, has opened the door to pilot-testing Passive House in York Region.
Lakeview Village

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Lakeview Village set to transform waterfront

Once the site of ugly coal-burning station, Lakeview Village is transforming Mississauga's waterfront into a vibrant, mixed-use community.