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

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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

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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

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