The federal government is investing $35,000 in a project at Carleton University aiming to help the construction industry design more energy efficient and high-performing buildings. This project will study and model occupant behavioural patterns to better predict building energy consumption and find new methods to reduce it.
The Passive House Canada Conference will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, Vancouver, from November 7 to 8. This event will bring together building professionals, manufacturers, and suppliers.
A new publication from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will help building professionals prepare for the challenges and opportunities of designing efficient and grid-responsive buildings within the changing energy sector.
The redevelopment project of the Canada Post building in Vancouver by QuadReal Property Group is touted as one of the most ambitious heritage redevelopments in the country’s history, preserving the building’s architectural features through adaptive reuse.
The Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) in Vancouver aims to remove barriers to zero emissions building adoption by facilitating knowledge sharing, fostering relationships, and increasing capacity for exemplary buildings.
Construction has commenced on a $95-million innovation centre at the Red River College Exchange District campus in Winnipeg. This project positions architectural innovation to inspire and support a culture of advanced learning and knowledge transfer.
Design firm DIALOG and The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) have published a framework to help design and development professionals understand the impact of their project design decisions on community well-being.
The new Oxford County Waste Management and Education Centre in Ontario is an example of sustainable construction and renewable energy generation. It is anticipated the building will receive Zero Net Energy certification from the New Buildings Institute (NBI) after one year of monitoring.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide $1.3 million toward a new $43.5-million community centre in Surrey, B.C., cited to be North America’s first and the world’s largest community centre built according to the Passive House standard.
The City of Mississauga, Ont., recently installed solar panels as part of a pilot program to heat the Lions Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool. This is the first City outdoor pool to be heated with solar panels with the goal of saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.