According to the Brick Industry Association (BIA), clay brick can be used by project teams to meet the Materials and Resources requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.0 and v4.1 program.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released a new report, Canada’s Green Building Engine: Market Impact and Opportunities in a Critical Decade, which shows the potential of a green recovery that prioritizes green building.
The office tower on 100 Queens Quay East, the first building in its Sugar Wharf development, has reached structural completion. The 25-storey building broke ground in January 2018 as the first phase of Sugar Wharf. The new mixed-use community will include office, retail, residential, Toronto’s first vertically integrated school, and a 0.8-ha (2-acre) public park. Sugar Wharf will be the largest mixed-use development on the Toronto waterfront when complete.
Designed by international architecture firm Luis vidal + architects, the Loyola University campus, Seville, Spain, was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. It is the world’s first integrated campus to receive this rating.
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.