Evolv1, a 9290-m2 (100,000-sf) multitenant office building under construction in Waterloo, Ont., has been awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
High above the ground, vegetated roofs mimic nature, helping clean the air, cooling down temperatures, keeping rainfall onsite, and alleviating pressure on urban stormwater systems. Vegetated roofs typically include a vegetation layer, growing medium, retention layer, drainage, and a root barrier.
C40, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, has launched the Reinventing Cities call for projects to transform underutilized spaces into resilient, low-carbon sites. One of the participating cities is Montréal. It has proposed the De la commune Service Yard as a site to be redeveloped. Professionals are invited to submit their proposals by May 31.
The Québec government has awarded $20.5 million to the City of Montréal for green infrastructure projects in the Technopôle Angus neighbourhood. This contribution will help meet the total costs of green infrastructure, estimated at nearly $40 million, with the balance funded by Société du patrimoine Angus.
Designed and built to produce as much energy as it consumes, one of the first homes built in EchoHaven, a gated community in northwest Calgary, has been zero-energy certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
Zero House is an innovative green building designed and built by a group of students and faculty from Ryerson University, Toronto, and the Endeavour Centre, a school teaching sustainable design and construction in Peterborough, Ont. Zero House employs prefabrication and an organic palette of structural, insulation, and interior cladding materials to address affordability and sustainability.
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has released its list of the top five green building trends for 2018. The organization expressed an optimistic view as to how it believes the build industry will perform this year.
When fully operational, the Howland Green Business Centre in Markham, Ontario, will be the country’s first net-positive energy office building, producing more energy than it will consume. Powered by sun and geothermal energy, the three-storey structure will have 5481 m2 (59,000 sf) of office space and two levels of underground parking.