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, Canada—which ranked first in 2015 and 2014—is now second on the list, having been overtaken by China.
Earning a total of 64 points, Ontario’s new Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC) at Hamilton Health Sciences has been certified Gold in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Steel has long been praised for its strength, durability, and functionality. More recently, architects and engineers have recognized the material’s additional sustainability advantages, particularly its high recycled content and end-of-life recovery rate.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is providing free Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Fort McMurray, Alta. Further, CaGBC will work with LEED Canada for Homes experts to offer free administration services to residents who would like to rebuild or renovate.
Queen Mary Elementary in North Vancouver recently became Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified for its heritage restoration. The school was recognized for its sustainability, including water and energy efficiency, use of green materials and resources, high level of indoor environmental quality, and inclusion of innovative design.
Le Stade de Soccer de Montréal, completed in April 2015, is a new sustainable design icon for the city. However, the area was not always so appealing. Before being adapted into a sports facility, the land was used as a limestone quarry, and then as a dumping site. Throughout these transitions, the natural typography of the site was dramatically altered.
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.
“Green Building in Canada: Assessing the Market Impacts and Opportunities,” a new market impact report by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) states sustainable design and construction is driving the country’s economic growth.
The North American precast concrete industry announced environmental product declarations (EPDs) for architectural and insulated wall panel products, structural precast concrete products, and underground precast concrete products.