There is a growing emphasis on biophilia, the principle of incorporating elements of nature into the built environment. Floorcoverings can contribute to biophilic design and help achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and WELL certifications.
As the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) continue to grow—with registration opening for LEED v4.1 as recently as January 2019 in Canada—glazing contractors (GCs) must stay on top of this evolving sustainability guideline to serve as a knowledgeable resource for their clients.
Real estate agency CBRE’s new Edmonton office has achieved WELL Certification at the silver level for new and existing interiors by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The office space is the first in Alberta to receive this distinction.
The City of Hamilton Council has selected Waterfront Shores Corporation as the preferred proponent for the Pier 8 waterfront development. Directing the design of the development is Hamilton-born architect, Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB Architects who will work with gh3 Inc., Omar Gandhi Architect, and superkül.