Though the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) celebrates World Architecture Day virtually in 2021, the OAA traditionally marks this occasion with a reception for to reveal the year’s Queen’s Park Picks (QP Picks).
Earlier this month, the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction announced the winners for the 2017 LafargeHolcim Awards (North American region) in Chicago. The foundation recognizes in-progress designs—not yet built—that demonstrate sustainable solutions to technological, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural issues affecting contemporary construction.
In today’s commercial interiors, it is vital that spaces for workers, visitors, and suppliers exude a welcoming, vibrant, and ‘dressed for success’ ambiance. Living plants can be a much-needed component of any commercial building’s interior design, as they have the innate ability to transform the space naturally.
A suite of e-books, collecting some of the best and most popular Construction Canada articles, is now available free of charge. The anthologies bring together diverse stories on five topics—acoustics, sustainability, concrete, thermal insulation, and wood design—in full-colour pdfs for you to download and enjoy online or off.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects in this country have eliminated more than 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 2005.
From Paris to provincial legislatures, big changes are coming in Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) regime, with Canadian companies—and large carbon-emitters across a range of industries—still determining what the impacts will be on their bottom lines. This includes design/construction companies. At the same time, the renewed public and private-sector focus on climate change will lead to increased opportunities for Canadian design professionals to implement and improve industry-leading solutions.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) awarded North American projects as part of its Top 10 Green Projects of 2015 competition, which included a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) building in Hamilton.
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