Posts Tagged ‘environmental design’

SAB HOMES 2 | LEED Canada for Homes

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The Builder’s Perspective… and what the homeowner should know about
the new green home rating system

Andrew Oding and Chris Higgins

In Issue 1 of SABHomes, we provided an overview of the new LEED Canada for Homes rating system for single family homes and multifamily homes up to three stories. In this article we will describe what builders and homeowners can expect when embarking on a LEED Canada for Homes project.


Restoration Services Centre

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Integrated design delivers Ontario’s first LEED Platinum

The north elevation. All windows are operable for natural ventilation.
by Jim Taggart

The new Restoration Services Centre is located on the Toronto Conservation Authority’s ‘Living City Campus’ in Vaughan ON, home of the newly created secretariat of the World Green Building Council. The new structure symbolizes the TCRA’s commitment to energy efficiency and excellence in environmental design, within its broader mandate of environmental restoration and conservation in the Toronto region. (more…)

Child Development Centre

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Landmark LEED Platinum project scores highest in world for a cold climate building while providing occupant comfort

The east [with handprint graphic] and south elevations feature Alucobond and zinc cladding respectively - durable finishes applied as a rainscreen.
by Jim Taggart

With the engaging hand print decals decorating its east and west elevations, the Child Development Centre has quickly become a symbol of the University of Calgary’s commitment to sustainable development and occupant comfort, helped in no small part by its LEED Platinum rating. (more…)