To create effective barriers to noise and vibration in buildings, it is essential to clearly define design objectives, carefully select construction materials, choose appropriate finishes, and diligently design the interior space with proper layouts of adjacent areas.
The Arthur Meighen Building in Toronto has been selected by the federal government as a pilot project by the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) zero carbon building initiative. The Dialog-led project will achieve its sustainability targets with geothermal heating and cooling systems and photovoltaic (PV) panels.
Climate change is moving forward. Therefore, one must construct buildings to resist its consequences. Horizontally and vertically integrated hybrid insulated walls can meet various performance criteria, including added wind resilience and fire safety.
Architects and specifiers can go “green” by employing channel glass, as glass is a recyclable material. Additionally, it provides natural daylight, controls acoustics, and improves energy efficiency. Some channel glasses are also bird friendly.
The Atmospheric Fund and Ecosystem partnered with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to retrofit seven multi-unit residential buildings. These energy retrofits have reduced annual utility bills and carbon emissions, while addressing thermal comfort and ventilation issues for residents.
A new facility designed for automotive and manufacturing innovation has opened at the National Research Council Canada (NRC) office in London, Ont. The open-concept collaborative workspace designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects transforms an existing NRC laboratory.
Early planning has begun at for a new building at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus to bolster research, teaching, and public engagement in the field of astronomy. The new structure will include a mix of research facilities, classrooms, departmental offices, and a planetarium of up to 150 seats to facilitate academic and research pursuits of the proposed joint occupants, and to support community outreach.