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Creating a regenerative building in Southern Ontario

What if a building could function like a forest? What if a project could be designed so it was an integral part of nature and enhanced its surroundings? This was the approach taken by the design team for the York Region Forest Stewardship Education Centre (YRFSEC)—a new single-storey, 371-m2 (4000-sf) building located in the middle of one of Southern Ontario’s natural treasures.

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RCMP E division headquarters project takes the gold

With 25 operational units formerly dispersed throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) E Division Headquarters in Surrey comprises the country’s largest division. Approximately one-third of the entire force is located in the province, and the existing facilities were neither purpose-built nor suitable in terms of space, adjacencies, systems, and technology.

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Canadian LEED growth continues for 2014

The number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in Canada is continuing to rise throughout this year, reports Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

In the second quarter of 2014, between April 1 and June 30, there were 124 registrations and 109 certifications. These certifications bring the Canadian total to 1756 buildings.

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Alternative compliance paths added for Canadian LEED

Canadian projects seeking certification under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 can now take advantage of Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs).

The eight ACPs provide equivalent means of meeting the new version of the building rating program’s requirements by referencing standards familiar to Canadian design teams.

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