A new building planned for the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough will create a major student hub on the north part of the campus. The Instructional Centre 2, or IC-2, will have nearly 18,500 m2 (1719 sf) of academic space, including 21 technology-enhanced classrooms and lecture halls, labs, as well as study spaces, lounges, and open seating areas.
Software company Atlassian plans to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber building for its new headquarters in the tech precinct of Central Station, Sydney, Australia. The tower will be 180-m (590-ft) high.
Construction company Pomerleau has been awarded a design-bridge-build contract for the construction of a new residence hall at the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough. Delivery is scheduled for the Fall 2023 semester.
Scotia Plaza’s 40 King St. W. building in Toronto has earned a Zero Carbon Building – Performance v2 Certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). It is the largest certified Zero Carbon Building in Canada at more than 139,355 m2 (1.5 million sf).
Vancouver Fire Hall No. 17 has become the first fire hall in the country to earn the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) design certification, and the first project to be certified in B.C.
The benefits of high-performance buildings are being recognized by owners, designers, and policy-makers alike. This led to an uptake in Passive House (PH) design, as it is widely recognized as the most rigorous energy-based standard in the construction industry today.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has released “Ready, set, grow: How the green building industry can re-ignite Canada’s economy” to offer recommendations for Canada’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery.