Architects and specifiers can go “green” by employing channel glass, as glass is a recyclable material. Additionally, it provides natural daylight, controls acoustics, and improves energy efficiency. Some channel glasses are also bird friendly.
Lacombe Composite High School in Lacombe, Alberta, and Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ont., are the winners of the annual Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Greenest School in Canada competition.
Evolv1, a 9290-m2 (100,000-sf) multitenant office building under construction in Waterloo, Ont., has been awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
L’Heure Bleue in Charlevoix, Que., is the second home in Canada to achieve Platinum status under Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Guided by Québec LEED organization Écohabitation, indoor and outdoor construction of the project focused on ecological awareness, sustainable materials, and environmental management.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has published a roadmap for improving the performance of existing buildings and creating new economic opportunities for Canadians. The report, “A Roadmap for Retrofits: Building Strong Market Infrastructure for the Retrofit Economy,” sets out a series of comprehensive actions for industry, non-profit organizations, and governments to build a world-leading retrofit economy by 2030.