Green Building

earth

REMI Network

Global green building activity continues to rise

Recent industry research shows green building in 19 countries is poised for strong, rapid growth over the next three years.
energy-efficient

REMI Network

New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the energyCompass.design tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.
well-being

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Amenities key to promoting occupant well-being

Health and wellness-promoting amenities are no longer just nice-to-have perks in sustainable office buildings — increasingly, employees are demanding them.
carbon pricing

Canadian Property Management

Carbon pricing hailed as a boost to retrofits

Dismantling Ontario's cap-and-trade system would be a setback for the commercial real estate sector and the many trades and professions it employs, one of its prominent industry organizations maintains.
Green certified office space

Canadian Property Management

Green certified office space no rarity in Canada

On a square footage basis, more than 50 per cent of the commercial inventory in Vancouver and Toronto now boasts LEED or BOMA BEST status.
Greenest School

REMI Network

Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg named Greenest School in Canada

Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition.
zero carbon

Canadian Property Management

Inside the Zero Carbon Building Standard

The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
skyscraper

REMI Network

Skyscraper construction due for radical change

Skyscrapers command skylines around the globe and are slowly evolving to meet the demands for better efficiency and sustainability.
wool insulation

REMI Network

Sheep’s wool insulation seen as sustainable option

Wool insulation, made from the remnants of sheering sheep, is increasingly finding its way into commercial and residential buildings.
green roofs

REMI Network

Toronto installs most green roofs in 2016

Toronto installed the most green roofs in 2016, followed by Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle.
LEED

REMI Network

Stantec office is Manitoba’s 100th LEED certified project

Stantec's Winnipeg office earned the LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors certification on June 27.
Zero emissions centre

REMI Network

Green projects join CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Pilot Program

CaGBC has picked a diverse set of 16 green building projects across Canada to participate in a two-year pilot of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
net positive energy office

Canadian Property Management

Net positive energy office set to rise in Waterloo

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new net positive energy office development.
Rogers Place

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Rogers Place scores green, sets stadium standard

Opening a brand new facility is no easy feat, especially one like Rogers Place, the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada.
LEED registered projects

REMI Network

LEED registered projects in Canada now exceed one billion square feet

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) says LEED registered projects in Canada now total more than one billion square feet.
Green Building Product of the Year

REMI Network

Call for Canada’s Green Building Product of the Year

The submission process is now open for the 2017 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award.
Harriet Brooks Building

REMI Network

Ottawa tower earns first LEED v4 O+M certification

Blackwood Partners Inc. has earned Canada’s first LEED v4 certification, earning Gold under the LEED O+M: Existing Buildings rating system.