Posts Tagged ‘sustainable building’

Interview with Dario Montoni

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Dario Montoni started Montoni Group 20 years ago with a desire to modernize the construction industry’s methods. Montoni has become a real estate leader in Quebec and Eastern Canada by demonstrating a commitment to design LEED-rated buildings on a commercial scale. The company has made Canada’s 50 Best-Managed Companies list 15 years running and has been a member of the Best-Managed Companies’ prestigious Platinum Club since 2007.


Make room for density

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Located in the Grandview Woodland neighbourhood of Vancouver’s east end, the original house was representative of the houses constructed during the early decades of the last century: poorly insulated, disconnected from the street, and with little natural light. The new owners - young professionals with modest funds and a new baby - looked to transform the house to suit a contemporary lifestyle with an eye to sustainable building.


Building performance assessment - iiSBE Canada project to close the loop between theory and practice

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

iiSBE Canada, the Canadian arm of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment [iiSBE], an independent, non-profit group committed to advancing the sustainable building agenda within Canada, has taken up the challenge of developing the knowledge base about the performance of leading high-performance Canadian green buildings.

- Dr Mark Gorgolewski


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

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…)