Posts Tagged ‘CO2 emissions’

Toronto Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

State-of-the-art training centre balances active and passive technologies

The East elevation where vehicle bays and bermed earth act as thermal buffers and reduce perimeter wall exposure
by Kasia Mychajlowycz
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When the Greater Toronto Airport Authority [GTAA] chose to pursue LEED™ Silver certification for the first time on its new Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute [FESTI], it signified a new sense of commitment to sustainable building technology and a willingness to be held accountable to the rigorous design guidelines and third-party certification of the LEED™ process. (more…)


Steel everlasting

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Industry positioning steel as essential to sustainable building

by Sylvie Boulanger

With its long history of recycling, the steel industry has engaged in sustainable practices even before there was a conscious movement to do so. Today, the industry is trying to make its products an essential part in the holistic design of buildings that conserve energy, have superior indoor environments, and that can be refurbished or re-erected for use long into the future. (more…)