The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH’s) Tall + Urban Innovation Conference will take place at Chicago’s Aqua Tower from May 30 to 31. The annual symposium explores and celebrates the best in innovative buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices from around the world. The two-day conference will include an awards banquet to announce the recipients of the CTBUH Annual Awards. The event will also feature presentations by this year’s finalists, which includes two Canadian projects.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) distributed its annual awards during the 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago. The Technology Awards celebrate society members who have successfully applied innovative building designs incorporating ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality (IAQ) and also serve to communicate innovative first systems design.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced that Canada has maintained its second-place position in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) ranking of the world’s top 10 countries for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The list only ranks countries outside of the United States, which remains the global leader with 385.65 m2 (4151 sf) of LEED-certified space and 30,669 LEED-certified projects.
In December, Edmonton’s Rogers Place became the first National Hockey League (NHL) facility in Canada to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. Since opening in 2016, the home arena of the Edmonton Oilers has demonstrated efficient systems for lighting, heating, cooling, and ventilation in building design.
Wood’s renewability, ability to sequester carbon (CO2), and natural origins are among the features making it an attractive alternative to synthetic materials. At the same time, new technologies such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) have expanded the number of applications with which wood can be used.
Google has earned Silver under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program’s Interior Design + Construction (ID+C) category for Phase 1 of construction on its Kitchener, Ont., offices.
Humber River Hospital shot for Silver, but instead earned Gold. The Toronto acute care hospital exceeded its high sustainability goals and was certified to the higher level under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Last month, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced the country has surpassed 92.9 million m2 (1 billion sf) of space certified under the organization’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.