Leah Wong

landscape green

Building Strategies & Sustainability

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.
Toronto park

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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.
concept app

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Tech sector driving growth in Waterloo

The tech sector is driving growth in Waterloo region. To manage a growing population, the area is looking to increase density and expand transit.
Toronto downtown

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Toronto 2030 District aims to cut energy use

The new Toronto 2030 District program aims to meet the energy and emission reduction targets that are outlined in Architecture 2030.
Bike to work

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Building features that promote biking to work

In order to promote biking to work among tenants, property owners and managers should ensure secure bicycle parking, changing room and showers.
Metrogate Park in Toronto

Building Strategies & Sustainability

The benefits of urban parks

The economic and environmental benefits of urban parks are many. But as demand for land rises, cities must be creative when building new spaces.
North Toronto Collegiate Institute

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Systems to improve stormwater management

Buildings can use different systems to improve stormwater management, thereby lessening the burden on the municipal drainage system.
Medical Emergency

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Preparing for medical emergencies

Property managers should have thorough procedures in place in order to effectively deal with any medical emergencies that may happen on site.
Suburban Development

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The changing needs of suburban development

Experts say that suburban developments must start increasing density to pay for growth and meet residents' demands.
REMI

Building Strategies & Sustainability

LEED v4 updates look at life cycle analysis

The recent LEED v4 update places new focus on conducting a life cycle analysis of an entire building.
Glass Buildings

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Creating high-performance curtain walls

Curtain walls performance can be increased by evaluating the system as a whole, rather than looking at the performance of each component.
Apartment Interior

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Using knockout panels to create flexible units

Knockout panels in condos can allow smaller units to adapt to occupants' changing needs.
Enwave Theatre

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Integrated solar cells offer design-savvy solution

Building integrated photovoltaics offer a more flexible energy efficiency option than traditional solar panels.
Smoking

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Smoke-free entrances becoming the norm

Toronto is looking at banning smoking from public building entrances. But it certainly isn't the first jurisdiction in the country to consider butting out.