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.
For public projects, as for other types of buildings, new engineered mass timber products, supported by recent legislation, make wood an economic and functional choice in both rural and urban areas. Two recent B.C. projects illustrate this point.
Modern Niagara has converted the AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex in Ottawa, Ont., into the first Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard certified arena by the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Zero Carbon Building Program.
International engineering firm Walter P Moore has released a stewardship report entitled Embodied Carbon, A Clearer View of Carbon Emissions. The report focuses on an issue of relevance for all material specifiers, which is the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
In an exclusive interview, Daniel Ling, principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects, speaks to Construction Canada on Toronto’s first-ever permanent supportive housing project that uses an innovative modular construction method.