Manitoba and Canada both have green centennial milestones to celebrate—the province has completed its 100th project certified under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the country has finished its 100th project certified under the newest version of the program, LEED v4.
Background sound is critical to the levels of speech privacy, noise control, and overall comfort occupants experience within a facility. Indeed, all acoustic design considers this factor when determining sound transmission class (STC) or speech privacy class (SPC), as well as when calculating articulation index (AI) or the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
Barrier-free, accessible, universal, and inclusive design are all terms used to describe the same thing: a design that creates a built environment usable by everyone. Minimum barrier-free design requirements are derived from the provincial and national building codes.
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has not only introduced two new categories to its Leadership Awards, but also signed an agreement with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) to embark on a joint venture.
The introduction of super-large-format porcelain slabs into the Canadian market could redefine the countertop concept for high-end residential and hospitality projects including restaurants, bars, hotels, and high-rise condos.