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June 27, 2018

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Ontario education centre earns Living Building certification

Ontario education centre earns Living Building certification

Designed by Dialog, the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre is one of only 21 buildings worldwide to achieve full Living Building Challenge certification. The LEED Platinum centre integrates with the local ecology and is described as an inspirational example of regenerative building construction.

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Ottawa building proves its zero carbon performance

Ottawa building proves its zero carbon performance

The Canada Green Building Council has awarded a Class A, commercial office building in Ottawa the country’s first Zero Carbon Building – Performance certification. The certification requires buildings to demonstrate they did not generate any carbon emissions over a 12-month period.

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Carbon cost of replacing single-family homes outweighs benefits: UBC

Carbon cost of replacing single-family homes outweighs benefits: UBC

Rising property values in Vancouver have resulted in the demolition and rebuilding of single-family homes. This may increase overall greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Big Box

Toronto college to evaluate effectiveness of insulation products

Toronto college to evaluate effectiveness of insulation products

Six test wall systems at George Brown College are being monitored for moisture performance, durability, and drainage concerns. Data are being collected over a one-year period to understand seasonal variances.

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$800-million office tower going up in Toronto

$800-million office tower going up in Toronto

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in collaboration with B+H Architects, the 46-storey office tower in downtown Toronto features 111,484 m2 (1.2 million sf) of office space, and is slated to open in the fall of 2022.

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Feature

Vancouver wood building combines elegant designs, modest budget

Through the Dock Building project for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, the design team at Michael Green Architecture aimed to demonstrate all projects can be realized with grace and architectural dignity. The structure is a mix of glulam posts and beams with light timber infill decking and walls.

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