Certain Teed

Western Archrib

Forbo

 BC Hydro

Icynene

Canadian Precast Concrete Institute

Tate

Lafarge

SFI

Morrison Hershfield

Ecoglass

Inline Fiberglass

Xeroflor

 GE Canada

Uponor

Interface

Cement Association Canada Siemens
Molok Dryvit
AIL Sound Walls  

ISSUE 35 - May | June 2012 - SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT

2011 LEED CANADA BUILDING IN REVIEW

The public record of LEED-certified projects

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

CaGBC Conference Keynote Speaker

Ken Greenberg: The future of our cities, beyond building

In his new book Walking Home -part memoir, part manifesto – Toronto urban designer and planner Ken Greenberg envisages the rehabilitation of our cities into clusters of urban villages: each with a vibrant mix of residential, commercial and other uses; streets conducive to walking and lingering; and with ready access to the restorative powers of nature. As keynote speaker, Greenberg will share his vision with the delegates at this year’s CaGBC conference in Toronto June 11 to 13. read more ...

Viewpoint

The bikeLab: where Economy meets Ecology

Because it is located at the interface of many urban
modes of transportation, the University of Winnipeg has the potential to evolve into an urban hub. We proposed this idea when we were asked to design a transit hub for the downtown campus in 2008. We suggested the campus be manipulated to become the transit hub that it already is, except one that promotes light infrastructure. Read more ...

Towards carbon neutrality

Measuring the carbon impact of building operations

The day is not far off when quantifying the carbon impact of building operations will be a central concern for architects and engineers, as well as for building owners and managers.

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Environmental Product Declarations

Are you ready for this new challenge?

This is one of the conclusions drawn by a recent survey conducted by Nielsen Holdings N.V [ref. 1]. Since consumers are less concerned, many companies in the United States and Canada have tended to pay less attention to international environmental initiatives as these have evolved. It is hardly a surprising fact then that more and more North American manufacturers only become aware of the new requirements for environmental labelling of their export products after having lost a bid to a European or Asian competitor.  Read more ...