Issue 22 - March | April 2010

 

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Energy conservation, small ecological footprint go hand-in-hand

Campuses and research institutions worldwide acknowledge the need to facilitate the convergence of disciplines as traditional boundaries continue to dissolve. There is also recognition that informal or chance encounters between university faculty, research personnel and students can be of great value.

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CONCRETE  

Thermal Mass and Energy Performance

This article is condensed from the sustainable design module of the Concrete Thinking seminar that formed part of the RAIC’s 2009 continuing education program.   more
 
 
 
 
 

CHARLES DICKENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

LEED-registered school gives lesson in passive and active design

Charles Dickens Elementary is a new 24-classroom K-7 school with gymnasium, library, special education rooms, commons/lunch room, kitchen, and underground parking facilities. It is located in a single-family residential neighbourhood about a 15-minute bike ride from downtown Vancouver.   more
 

Addressing the drywall
dilemma

The next frontier in landfill diversion

It is estimated that the construction industry consumes approximately 40% of the global material flow, and generates about 33% of the North American solid waste stream. Of the Construction & Demolition [C&D] waste, 15% is comprised of gypsum drywall product.

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Greening the high-rise office

Pointers from a front-line practitioner

Throughout Canada, as in the rest of the developed world, employers are confronting the looming demographic crisis — the retirement of vast numbers of baby boomers from the workforce — and projected acute shortage of younger skilled workers to replace them.

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 ADVERTISERS IN THIS ISSUE

Certain Teed

Canadian Precast Concrete Institute

Eco Insulation Glass

Enbridge/HPNC

Flynn Canada Inc.

Lafarge

Nedlaw

Nora

Western Red Cedar

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Inline Fiberglass

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