Our National Directory of Products and Services for Sustainable High-Performance Building

December 28th, 2017

LEED categories noted for the products listed are intended to show how these products can potentially help a project earn LEED v4 points

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Interview with Brian Eberle

December 27th, 2017

Brian Eberle, Director of Marketing & Sales at EUROSHIELD® Roofing Products in Calgary loves old tires since they are the main ingredient in a line of slate and shake roofing styles that can out-perform the real thing.

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Mainstreaming Mass Wood Construction

December 27th, 2017

Lessons from Brock Commons

At 18 storeys and 53 metres in height, Brock Commons Tallwood House is a 404-bed student
residence building located on The University of British Columbia Point Grey campus in Vancouver,  that officially opened for students in July of 2017. The project is the first to be completed in Canada under the 2013 Tall Wood Building Demonstration Project Initiative sponsored by Natural
Resources Canada.

By Russell Acton

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Case Study - Sponsored content

December 27th, 2017

Trespa® Meteon® selected to clad world’s tallest wood building

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Digging Deep

December 27th, 2017

Unearthing the Truth About Green Roof Growing Media

The Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory [GRIT Lab] at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, is focused on investigating the environmental performance associated with ‘green’ and ‘clean’ technologies such as green roofs, green walls, and green roof integrated photovoltaic arrays.

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Viewpoint

December 27th, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, a graduate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Architectural Science program has won the national CaGBC Student Project Award. This year’s winner, Andrew Martins, joins Ashley Hu [2016], Jason Reid [2015], Alison Walker [2014], Albert Lam [2013] and Simon Vangrootheest [2012]. The objective of the Award is “to recognize a student project that demonstrates leadership, innovation, inspiration and a creative vision for the future of sustainable design in the field of green building and communities” - a national challenge where this small degree program consistently succeeds.

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First Net-Zero labelled Home in Canada

December 27th, 2017

Saanich house meets Net Zero Home Labelling Program

In May of 2017, the Canadian Home Builders Association [CHBA] officially launched its Net Zero Home Labelling Program, following the successful completion of a 15-month pilot to validate technical and administrative procedures. The Program provides the industry and consumers with a clearly defined and rigorous two-tiered technical requirement that recognizes Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Homes, and identifies the builders and
renovators who can provide them.

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Bois Ellen Housing Co-op

December 27th, 2017

Construction detailing and energy efficiency on a budget

The recently completed Bois Ellen Co-op is located in the City of Laval near the Place de la Concorde train and metro station, a neighbourhood that is in transition toward multi-residential housing. Contrary to current trends that rely heavily on active renewable technologies, the design that emerged from the Integrated Design Process [IDP] focuses on passive design measures to ensure that ongoing maintenance is easily manageable
for the Co-op and its residents.

By Daniel Pearl and Cecilia Chen

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Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

December 27th, 2017

Creative facade wraps high-performance envelope

Located on a campus of 104 buildings and 10 million square feet, the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has recently become York University’s first LEED Gold certified building. The facility provides a holistic platform to educate the next generation of ‘Renaissance Engineers’, creative problem solvers and entrepreneurial leaders with a social conscience.

By Paul Stevens

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Interview with Jeff Addison

November 2nd, 2017

Jeff Addison, Managing Director, Kiko Water Systems is riding high after Kiko received the 2017 Green Building Product of the Year Award from the Canada Green Building Council for its Water Systems Cartridges, a nanotechnology that is green and not chemical.


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