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.
Architects can integrate solar arrays into building designs instead of adding them as an afterthought. As solar photovoltaic (PV) technology matures and design options expand, everything from the colour of frames to the tint of the glass can be selected.
Solar control solutions are important in helping increase worker productivity. To understand how, one must understand what makes a productive building, and why productivity should be a consideration in design.
The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce will hold its Renewable Energies in Buildings conference in Toronto next month. The half-day event, which takes place on May 29 at the Allstream Centre, is geared toward renewable energy and building industry professionals.