Issue 5 - May | June 2007

tech note: photovoltaics

Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Decentralized, renewable and environmentally-friendly sources of energy will play a key role in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Of the emerging green energy technologies, Building Integrated Photovoltaics [BIPV] is one that is approaching commercial viability
in Canada. read more 


product focus: interiors

basic choices for green building

Products for interior environments should be carefully chosen for reasons of durability and indoor air quality, and for sustainable attributes such as their source, embodied energy, and recycled content. read more

killarney community pool

New facility re-energizes established community

Filled with an abundance of natural light, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Killarney Community Pool engages the surrounding public spaces, bringing a new intensity to an important civic facility. read more


fathom five visitor centre

Public building a model of self-sufficiency

Tobermory lies at the northern tip of Ontario's Bruce Peninsula, a unique geological formation that separates Lake Huron from Georgian Bay. read more

hood residence

Modern techniques respect traditional ways

The design of the Hood Residence in the Newfoundland outport of Middle Arm, Conception Bay reflects regional aspects of sustainable rural development and architecture that continued well into the late 20th century. read more