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February 20, 2019

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Canada ranks second on global LEED list

Canada ranks second on global LEED list

Canada is ranked second in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) annual list of top 10 countries outside the United States for projects certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

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Ontario city ‘living lab’ for IoT applications

Ontario city ‘living lab’ for IoT applications

The City of Markham, Ont., has launched the Smart City Accelerator Research Program to deploy several Internet of Things (IoT) applications to improve the efficiency of municipal operations and enhance city services.

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Montréal condo combines the old and new

Montréal condo combines the old and new

Enticy, a new boutique condo project, is coming soon to downtown Montréal. The 24-storey tower with a contemporary design is built around a façade of historical townhouses.

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Big Box

Toronto architects named as industry’s ‘Emerging Voices’

Toronto architects named as industry’s ‘Emerging Voices’

Irene Gardpoit and Eiri Ota of UUfie, Toronto, are the recipients of the 2019 Emerging Voices awards. They were honoured by the Architectural League of New York for their distinct design voices and potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.

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Public to guide new Ottawa library design

Public to guide new Ottawa library design

The City of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Library, and Library and Archives Canada are asking the public to help inspire the design of the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility that is being planned by Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects.

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FEATURES

Shifting gears: A Passive House car dealership in the making

The world’s first Passive House car dealership is now nearing completion in Red Deer, Alta. Designed by Cover Architectural Collaborative and Sublime Design, this 1540-m2 (16,600-sf) facility will house a new Scott Subaru dealership.

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Vapour diffusion and condensation control for commercial wall assemblies

As building codes change in North America in response to the call for greater energy efficiency, building professionals see a move toward tighter building envelopes. While this comes with many benefits, it also poses a number of challenges.

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