The Stack in Vancouver set a milestone in Canada’s real estate, by being the first commercial high-rise office tower to achieve the Canada Green Building Council’s (CAGBC’s) Zero Carbon Building – Design standard certification.
Vancouver’s Firehall 17, claimed as Canada’s first zero-carbon firehall, is now providing essential fire and rescue services, while showcasing a design approach that is better for people and the planet.
Diamond Schmitt has recently strengthened its leadership team by adding five new associates and promoting six existing associates to senior positions in its Toronto office, as well as appointing one senior associate in its Vancouver office.
A rigorous conservation process, focused on improving building envelope performance, seismic resiliency, and accessibility, has brought new life to a 1930s church. The restoration has received the Vancouver Heritage Award from the city.
False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) in Vancouver will use five more wastewater energy transfer (WET) systems, provided by SHARC Energy, to increase the capacity of the current WET system—making it the largest such project in North America, leading to far less carbon emissions.
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.
A 1950s mall is being turned into a 464,515 m2 (5 million sf) mixed-use project, Oakridge Park, aiming to become a new cultural and civic hub in Vancouver. The scale of the development has prompted the city to classify Oakridge as a municipal town centre (the first outside downtown) and introduce a new area plan for the entire neighbourhood.
During this presentation, we will explore the green design and construction principles behind high-performance buildings, more specifically the different product green certificates and how they connect with the various green building certification systems. This will lead us into a deeper dive of LEED certification.
The Stack in Vancouver has become one of Canada’s largest commercial high-rise office towers to get a made-in-Canada Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) certification, for its innovative sustainability features.
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