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River City Phases 1 & 2, Toronto

Thursday, June 1st, 2017


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


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.

Continuing eduation: TELUS Garden

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Best Practice for Commercial Building Performance

The TELUS Garden development, located  in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, includes a 93,000m2 22-storey office tower at the corner of West Georgia Street and Seymour Street and a 53-storey residential tower [to be completed in June 2016] at the corner of Robson Street and Richards Street.
The project consists of 50,000m2 of office space, 4000m2 of retail space, and 424 residential units; transforming an entire city block into one of North America’s most technologically advanced commercial developments.

By Jubin Jalil and Gary Rhode

Interview with: MiriamTurner

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Welcome to the first installment in a new series of SABMag interviews of people involved in things sustainable.

By Don Grifftih, SABMag and ecoHouse Canada Editor