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VIEWPOINT: Existing Building Upgrade

Buy-in of tenants the sweet spot of holistic
building performance

Caring for, understanding and nurturing existing buildings is central to improving our industry
and key to its health and growth into the future.

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James Bartleman Archives & Library Materials Centre

City puts best foot forward to demonstrate new-era building

On the edge of Tallwood Forest at the intersection of two arterial roads, the James Bartleman Centre creates a public courtyard linking to a future transit station.

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Welcome to the LEED® Canada Buildings-in-Review Supplement, the fifth in an annual series produced with SABMag. We work with SABMag on this publication each year because it is a great way of recognizing green building innovation through the lens of LEED certified buildings in Canada.

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Hubbard Park Apartments

Community housing renovation starts at building shell

Located in Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood, the Hubbard Park Apartments enjoys
one of the most sought after views of Lake Ontario in the city. Toronto Community Housing, the largest social housing provider in Canada, has owned the building for more than 30 years.

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CEU: Multi-Trade Prefabrication

Improving efficiency, economy and adaptability in complex healthcare facilities

Our interest in prefabrication was sparked by a desire to bring efficiency and quality into a complex process, which we knew would bring value to our healthcare clients.

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Bluenose Academy

High-performance design respects historic roots

Targeting LEED Gold, the design team for the Bluenose Academy focused its attention on creating a contemporary high-performance building that also paid homage to the significant built heritage of the town, much of which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Enhancing life with light

Lighting for humans, not for lumens

In today’s world, the economic engines of modern society run ceaselessly. Globalisation is twisting time zones, internet and satellite communications have virtually eliminated distances pushing economies around the world into a state of perpetual motion.

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Interview with: John Jansen

President of Wishbone Site Furnishings in Langley, John Jansen was an early adopter of incorporating recycled materials into attractive, durable outdoor furnishings. 

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WEB EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE: Prefabrication in wood

Early Modern architects shared the conviction that industrial production, with its virtues of economy and efficiency, could be harnessed to better the living conditions of ordinary people. Thus in their vision of a new and more democratic world, they saw technology as a means to a greater social end.

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