Scotia Plaza’s 40 King St. W. building in Toronto has earned a Zero Carbon Building – Performance v2 Certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). It is the largest certified Zero Carbon Building in Canada at more than 139,355 m2 (1.5 million sf).
Vancouver Fire Hall No. 17 has become the first fire hall in the country to earn the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) design certification, and the first project to be certified in B.C.
Aqualina at Bayside, the first phase of the Bayside community on the Toronto waterfront, is the city’s first high-rise residential building to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification under the LEED NC DB+C 2009 rating system.
There is a growing emphasis on biophilia, the principle of incorporating elements of nature into the built environment. Floorcoverings can contribute to biophilic design and help achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and WELL certifications.
Since roll-formed and laser-welded steel methodology is relatively new for curtain walls, this article addresses three relevant inaccuracies as they relate to Canada’s snow-laden winters, subarctic temperatures, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.1 goals.
Green Building Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI CA) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) have reached a new milestone as Canadian Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 project registrations surpass the 1000 mark.
As the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) continue to grow—with registration opening for LEED v4.1 as recently as January 2019 in Canada—glazing contractors (GCs) must stay on top of this evolving sustainability guideline to serve as a knowledgeable resource for their clients.