A landmark cultural infrastructure project, the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility is pointing the way to a greener future with significant enhancements to achieve net-zero carbon.
While insulation is not the sole contributor to a net-zero building, insulated concrete form (ICF) technology, in combination with other energy-saving practices, can improve a building’s energy efficiency while easing the construction process.
In an exclusive interview, Billy Grayson, the Urban Land Institute (ULI’s) chief sustainability expert, spoke to Construction Canada on how Toronto can improve its aging public housing and why it is vital to do so.
Three years ago, the British Columbia government said it would require all new buildings to meet a net-zero, energy-ready performance by 2032, the highest level of performance achievable today. To deliver on that goal, it kicked off the development of a regulation that is now steadily transforming communities across the province.
CSC Vancouver Island is holding a luncheon meeting on “Accelerating Toward Net Zero Energy Ready with Durable Building Enclosures.” The event will take place on Thursday, November 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Fireside Grill.
Some of the United Kingdom’s most influential architects have joined efforts to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency. Leading architects, including Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Rogers Stirk Harbour, have united as the group called Architects Declare.