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Our National Directory of Products and Services for Sustainable High-Performance Building

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

LEED categories noted for the products listed are intended to show how these products can potentially help a project earn LEED v4 points

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Interview with Brian Eberle

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Brian Eberle, Director of Marketing & Sales at EUROSHIELD® Roofing Products in Calgary loves old tires since they are the main ingredient in a line of slate and shake roofing styles that can out-perform the real thing.

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Mainstreaming Mass Wood Construction

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Lessons from Brock Commons

At 18 storeys and 53 metres in height, Brock Commons Tallwood House is a 404-bed student
residence building located on The University of British Columbia Point Grey campus in Vancouver,  that officially opened for students in July of 2017. The project is the first to be completed in Canada under the 2013 Tall Wood Building Demonstration Project Initiative sponsored by Natural
Resources Canada.

By Russell Acton

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Case Study - Sponsored content

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Trespa® Meteon® selected to clad world’s tallest wood building

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Digging Deep

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Unearthing the Truth About Green Roof Growing Media

The Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory [GRIT Lab] at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, is focused on investigating the environmental performance associated with ‘green’ and ‘clean’ technologies such as green roofs, green walls, and green roof integrated photovoltaic arrays.

By Hadi El-Shayeb, Liat Margolis, and Jennifer Drake (more…)


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…)


First Net-Zero labelled Home in Canada

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Saanich house meets Net Zero Home Labelling Program

In May of 2017, the Canadian Home Builders Association [CHBA] officially launched its Net Zero Home Labelling Program, following the successful completion of a 15-month pilot to validate technical and administrative procedures. The Program provides the industry and consumers with a clearly defined and rigorous two-tiered technical requirement that recognizes Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Homes, and identifies the builders and
renovators who can provide them.

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Bois Ellen Housing Co-op

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Construction detailing and energy efficiency on a budget

The recently completed Bois Ellen Co-op is located in the City of Laval near the Place de la Concorde train and metro station, a neighbourhood that is in transition toward multi-residential housing. Contrary to current trends that rely heavily on active renewable technologies, the design that emerged from the Integrated Design Process [IDP] focuses on passive design measures to ensure that ongoing maintenance is easily manageable
for the Co-op and its residents.

By Daniel Pearl and Cecilia Chen

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River City Phases 1 & 2, Toronto

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

RESIDENTIAL [Large]
AWARD WINNER

Jury comments: A brownfield project that stands out for its emphasis on a mix of unit types, the quality of its public realm, and its success in promoting shared car and transit use. The provision of individually metered power, heat and water fosters a culture of conservation among residents. The balanced design response to the mandated LEED gold requirement has resulted in a project whose performance is exemplary for its size. (more…)


De Waal Net Zero House, Edmonton

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

TECHNICAL AWARD WINNER

Jury comments: A commendable example of environmentally responsible densification, that is both gentle in its addition of a secondary suite, and transferable in its use of off-the-shelf technology
and local labour. The project achieves its net zero ambitions in a holistic way, exploiting passive solar orientation and creating a highly insulated and airtight building envelope before adding photovoltaic panels for make-up energy. Water conservation and material selection strategies are also commendable.
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