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Interview

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

With Mark Hutchinson


Mark Hutchinson, Vice President of Green Building Programs at the Canada Green Building Council [CaGBC], is heading up the Council’s new Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative which could affect how we design and operate buildings in the coming years.
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2016 LEED Canada Buildings-in-review: Highlighting LEED®-certified buildings in 2016

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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2017 Canadian Directory of Products and Services for High-Performance Building

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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

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Interview with Greg Clarahan

Thursday, September 29th, 2016


Greg Clarahan,

President and CEO of LiteZone Glass Inc. in Nisku, Alberta [www.litezone.ca] has come up with what may be the world’s best-performing insulating glass, an achievement recognized by the Canada Green Building Council which recently awarded the company its 2016 Green Building Product of the Year Award.

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2016 - National Winner - SKYGARDEN HOUSE - Toronto, On

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

JURY COMMENTS: A renovation project that transforms a highly compartmented and energy intensive century old, single-family house into a bright, open and efficient residence. Organized around a central stair that also functions as a light well and ventilation chimney, the house achieves an impressive level of energy performance - close to Passive House standards. With green space provided at every level, the relationship between indoor and outdoor space is apparent everywhere, a remarkable achievement given the constrained site.

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2016 - Regional Quebec Winner: GROUPE DYNAMITE ATRIUM - Montreal, QC

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

JURY COMMENTS: Injecting life into a dead space between two large floor plate industrial buildings, this project achieves the greatest possible benefit to the company’s employees with the minimum possible intervention. Despite the lack of an overt energy strategy, the atrium  addresses issues of community, light and air, wellness, material efficiency and building life cycle - all of which are key aspects of sustainability.

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Interview with Scott Maloney

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Scott Maloney is Director of Renewable Power at Carbon Solutions Group [www.carbonsolutionsgroup.com ], a project development, environmental asset management and advisory firm headquartered in Chicago,and Lima, Peru.

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2015 LEED Canada Buildings-in-Review

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

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Canada and the WELL Building Standard

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

As the average person now spends more than 90% of their time indoors, understanding how the built environment protects and supports human health is not only critical, but it presents a major opportunity. This is because healthy indoor environments can reduce toxic exposure, improve ventilation rates, support healthy eating and physical activity, enhance ergonomics, maximize daylighting and biophilic exposure, and allow for both focused group work and recovery time - to name just some of the benefits. Given this, the environments where we live, work, play and learn should enable us to more easily make these healthy choices.

By Whitney Austin Gray, Renée Rietveld and Martha MacInnis

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Beyond Lot Lines

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Towards the Sustainable Transformation of Existing Neighbourhoods

Triple Threat or Triple Bottom Line. Environment, Equity, Infrastructure. These are three key challenges standing in the way of reshaping Canada’s aging urban [and suburban] fabric into more livable and resilient districts.

By Wayne Olson

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