Archive for the ‘Design & Support’ Category
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
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
Visit the Directory online for the following features:
- Listings organized by Product Category and by LEED Category
- Search engine to locate listings faster
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.
Working to make every building greener
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.
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
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
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