Canada is ranked second in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) annual list for the top 10 countries and regions for projects certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
The Wilder Building Espace Danse, a transformed heritage building in Montréal, has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification in the new construction and renovation (NC) category.
ACDF Architecture and Architecture49, in partnership with IBI Group, have constructed PARQ in Vancouver, an urban oasis featuring a 6689-m² (72,000-sf) casino, two luxury hotels, eight restaurants, a fitness centre, spa, a 2787-m² (30,000-sf) rooftop park, and 5574 m² (60,000 sf) of meeting and event space.
The redevelopment project of the Canada Post building in Vancouver by QuadReal Property Group is touted as one of the most ambitious heritage redevelopments in the country’s history, preserving the building’s architectural features through adaptive reuse.
The new Oxford County Waste Management and Education Centre in Ontario is an example of sustainable construction and renewable energy generation. It is anticipated the building will receive Zero Net Energy certification from the New Buildings Institute (NBI) after one year of monitoring.
Air leakage and air exchange are two of the biggest issues facing architects, designers, and facility managers when it comes to specifying commercial rolling doors for conditioned warehouse spaces across the country. To improve energy efficiency and save time and money as well as meet increasingly stringent environmental laws and regulations, industry professionals are turning to high-performance doors.
The City of Hamilton Council has selected Waterfront Shores Corporation as the preferred proponent for the Pier 8 waterfront development. Directing the design of the development is Hamilton-born architect, Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB Architects who will work with gh3 Inc., Omar Gandhi Architect, and superkül.