Posts Tagged ‘CaGBC’

LEED Canada Buildings-in-review: Highlighting LEED®-certified buildings in 2017

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

MEETING CANADA’S GHG EMISSION REDUCTION TARGETS, ONE BUILDING AT A TIME


Welcome to the eighth edition of the LEED in Canada: Buildings in Review supplement, produced in partnership with SABMag. In this supplement, you will read about some of the most innovative and efficient buildings in Canada. LEED certification provides a critical third-party seal of approval in the marketplace, and ensures that a building has gone through a rigorous process to verify their environmental performance targets.

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Viewpoint

Wednesday, 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.

By Jody Patterson and Matthew Woodruff (more…)


Green products and materials

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

In LEED v4 and beyond

As most green building professionals in Canada now know, demand for products and materials with third-party verification is growing, and this trend will continue well into the foreseeable future.

By Mark Hutchinson

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The 2014 LEED Buildings-In-Review

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Our annual supplement of LEED-certified buildings

Welcome to the sixth edition of the LEED® Canada Buildings in Review supplement, produced in partnership with SABMag. In this supplement, you will see some of the most innovative and well-designed LEED certified buildings in Canada. LEED certification provides a seal of approval in the marketplace knowing that these buildings have gone through a rigorous process to verify their environmental performance targets.

By Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, CaGBC

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VIEWPOINT: LEED v4 in Canada

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Canadian green building market has evolved rapidly over the last 10 years.
There are now over 4500 LEED projects registered in Canada, of which over 1500 are certified. The Canadian green building industry and LEED have driven continual improvements in building construction and operation and maintenance meanwhile making real impacts on energy and water consumption, waste reduction and occupant well-being. LEED was always intended to evolve with the market, and LEED version 4 (LEED v4) is about taking the next step towards market transformation and raising the ceiling of building performance.

BY MARK HUTCHINSON

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The first LEED Canada for Homes-in Review

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Welcome to the LEED® for Homes Canada in Review Supplement, the very first publication of its kind. We are pleased to be working with ecoHouse Canada and SABMag on this new feature, as we do with the LEED Year in Review publications each year. It is a great way of recognizing how far green home building in Canada has come in the past decade.
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Viewpoint - Existing Building Upgrade

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Caring for, understanding and nurturing existing buildings is central to improving our industry and key to its health and growth into the future.

By Brandon Malleck
and Paula Partner

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The 2013 LEED Canada Buildings in-Review

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Welcome to the LEED® Canada Buildings-in-Review Supplement, the fifth in an annual series produced with SABMag. We work with SABMag on this publication each year because it is a great way of recognizing green building innovation through the lens of LEED certified buildings in Canada.

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2013 CANADIAN GREEN BUILDING AWARDS WINNING PROJECTS

Monday, June 10th, 2013

The eight projects selected in the 2013 Canadian Green Building Awards are among the most exemplary sustainably-designed buildings in Canada. Our thanks to our jurors for their diligence, and to our sponsors whose support make the Awards possible. We especially thank all those who entered the 2013 Awards. Your participation is helping to advance ideas of improved building design for the betterment of the Canadian public.

GEORGIA GREEN ECO 4-PLEX, Vancouver, BC

THROUGH HOUSE, Toronto, ON

ALGONQUIN CENTRE FOR CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE, Ottawa, ON

STATION NO.1 HOUSING CO-OP, Montréal, QC

THE BELMONT | BUILDING ENVELOPE RENEWAL, Vancouver, BC

UNIVERCITY CHILDCARE, Burnaby, BC

NOVA SCOTIA POWER HEADQUARTERS, Halifax, NS

COUNTY OF SIMCOE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE EXPANSION, Midhurst, ON

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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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