Issue 11 - May | June 2008

 killbear  park interpretive centre

Bold form reflects site’s rugged terrain and environmental stewardship

Exposed architectural concrete-block walls and energy-efficient, high-performance window systems enhance the building’s environmental friendliness. » Read more

wakefield beach houses

Development combines density and conservation

The stepped and staggered geometry of the buildings ensures that all units look out onto these green areas, reinforcing the visual connection to the surrounding environment.
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 winnipeg humane society

Design strives for LEED Gold in harsh climate

Built to handle more than 10,000 animals annually, this 4,000 sq.m sustainable shelter facility is located on a wooded lot that extends deep into the neighbouring community. » Read more

 Product focus: interior finishes

Products new and re-invented for healthier interiors

In addition to health and toxicity, is embodied energy, pollution and resource depletion - all of which merit consideration when selecting and specifying interior finishes.
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Tech Note: heat recovery 

For high performance buildings

While all heat recovery devices suffer a fan power penalty because of their airstream resistance, runaround coil systems incur an additional energy penalty because of the glycol pump. » Read more

view point

When Eco-Density replaces sound planning

Over many months the City has carried out an intensive propaganda campaign to sell Eco-Density [the Mayor's copyrighted slogan] to the masses. » Read more