The new Ontario Court of Justice building in Toronto recently completed construction and is preparing to open to the public soon. Built as a high-rise, to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards, it consolidates several justice courts in a single location, while staying context sensitive.
C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. (Crozier), a building and land development consulting firm, will build a new head office in Collingwood, Ont., incorporating sustainable and biophilic design elements, including a mass timber structure as a nod to the town’s shipbuilding history.
An industry partnership proposes to use the partner mining company’s toxic leftovers from its Montauban, Que., mine to fuse them with organic polymer and turn them into environmentally friendly, sustainable building materials.
George Brown College’s mass timber building, Limberlost Place, currently under construction in Toronto at the Waterfront campus, is shortlisted for a 2022 World Architecture Festival award and is already one of the 20 winners of the special WAFX award.
The competition winning design of Ørestad Church in Copenhagen, Denmark, features a structure built in wood and wood shingles to ground the building in its forest surroundings, in hopes of evoking spirituality within worshippers.
Soprema’s new manufacturing plant in Woodstock, Ontario, has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 certification for the facility’s sustainable design and focus on employee health and well-being.
Maintenance-free vegetated roofs do not exist. The intensity and the frequency of maintenance varies with the plantings chosen, the density and coverage of those plants, and the maturity. After making certain in the design and implementation of the vegetated roof that accessibility has been ensured and potential problems headed off, maintenance is essential to perform on a regular basis.
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