Archive for the ‘Design & Support’ Category

The 2016 Canadian Directory of Products and Services for High-Performance Building

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Visit the Directory online for Listings organized by Product Category and by LEED Category

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The Ultimate Test for Design

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Does it Cause Health?

What if our health became the basis for judging every building and every public space? What if every person, everywhere always asked, “Does this place cause health? How does it make me feel?”

By Tye S. Farrow and Sharon Vanderkaay

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The Annual Directory for Sustainable Products and Services

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

The 2015 Directory for Sustainable Products and Services

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

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The annual guide of products and services for sustainably-designed projects

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Visit the Directory online for the following features:
- Listings organized by Product Category and by LEED Category
- Search engine to locate listings faster

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ALGONQUIN CENTRE FOR CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE - Ottawa, ON

Monday, June 10th, 2013

J URY COMMENT - This LEED Platinum project was particularly strong in its combination of energy performance and architectural quality. The project incorporates several well considered green strategies including green roof and solar shading. The jury also felt that the design team had taken full advantage of the program, a school for a new generation of sustainable construction trades, by making the building itself a powerful educational tool.

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2012 LEED BUILDINGS-IN-REVIEW

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Working to make every building greener

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2013 Canadian Directory for Sustainable Design and Green Building

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Annual guide of products and services for sustainably-designed projects

LEED categories noted for the products listed in  the following pages are intended to show how  these products can potentially help a project  earn LEED points. Listings in bold-face also have 1/8-page listings that contain more information.

Visit the Directory at www.sabmagazine.com for the following features: Listings organized by  Product Category and by LEED Category. Search engine to locate listings faster. Pop-up information window containing more details on a listed product, and a web link.

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The Architecture of Engagement

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

We ask our readers’ views on human-centred approach to sustainability

In May 2012, we received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, to conduct interactive research on urban design and  building projects that represent of a more holistic and human centred approach to sustainability. This work is being undertaken
in the belief that we must shift our focus from technological fixes to true cultural change if we are to secure a sustainable future. We’re asking you, our readers, to contribute your ideas and insights to this project which we are launching under the title ‘The Architecture of Engagement’.

By Jim Taggart

To participate, visit our Facebook page

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Toward Carbon Neutrality

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Measuring the Carbon Impact of Building Operations


The day is not far off when quantifying the carbon impact of building operations will be a central concern for architects and engineers, as well as for building owners and managers.

By Jim Taggart

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SAB HOMES 7 - Old day Plasters, New day Design

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Even in the innovative and rapidly changing world of green building, some of the old ways and traditional materials are often the best. For thousands of years, natural clay and lime plasters have been used to create beautiful and long-lasting interior and exterior finishes. While these materials continue to be used extensively throughout the world, they have been largely replaced in North America by cement and acrylic stuccos.

By Peter McGee

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