Posts Tagged ‘wastewater’

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability - Designed to be the most sustainable building in North America

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Located on a dense site next to ‘Sustainability Street’ at the University of British Columbia, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability [CIRS] houses 200 researchers from private, public, and NGO sectors, who work together with the common mission of  accelerating sustainability.

BY Jana Foit, Architect AIBC, LEED AP Associate, Perkins+Will


The Economics of Sustainable Buildings

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Why it really costs nothing

Sustainability is having far-reaching impacts on building standards, codes and specifications. It is being written into municipal by-laws and zoning, with most municipalities choosing LEED® as their green building standard. In the commercial sector, sustainable buildings have become the new benchmark for Class ‘A’ office space.

By Vince Catalli and Ralf Nielsen


Water and waste systems

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Net Zero Water

Sustainability performance at the building, neighbourhood and city scale

Emerging storm water management methods represent a key approach to sustainability of integrating ecosystems within our infrastructure. [NE Siskiyou Green Street, Portland, OR; Kevin Robert Perry, ASLA]
by Bud Fraser

How water and waste infrastructure strategies at different scales, from the building to the city, can respond to sustainability and other challenges. (more…)