ISSUE 46 - Winter 2014/15

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Owens Corning Eco Insulating Glass
FII Naturally: Wood
Dryvit Stonerox
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Bullfrog
Roxul Inline Fiberglass
Morrison Hershfield Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

2015 Canadian Directory of Sustainable Products and Services


LEED categories noted for the products
listed are intended to show how these products can potentially help a project earn LEED points.



Ritchie Courtyard Residence

From industrial site to residential living, condo uses exterior corridors to save energy

This six-storey, 5,040 m2, residential condominium building at 25 Ritchie in Toronto is located on what had been an industrial site for more than 100 years. Consequently, the land required exstensive remediation prior to redevelopment. The adjacent properties in the small triangular-shaped city block are a mix of single-family residential and industrial uses. Read more ...


CEU Article: Designing buildings for real performance

Energy modelling must deliver the goods

The next great leap in the design of sustainable buildings is measuring and reporting the operational building performance. Traditionally design teams have ensured buildings are built as designed but have had limited involvement in the operation of a building.   Read more ...


Telus Spark Science Centre

LEED Gold building educates public about environment and technologies

This new 60,700m2 facility houses the Creative Kids Museum, themed pavilions, a touring exhibit gallery, and science visualization and presentation theatres, as well as multiple administrative and support spaces.  Read more ...


Tall Wood

Insights from the FII/BSLC Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings

In the fall of 2013, Forestry Innovation Investment and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council commissioned Perkins+Will to conduct a survey of completed Tall Wood buildings from around the world, and share the lessons learned by others with those contemplating similar projects in North America.  Read more ...

Interview with: Glenn MacEachern

Glenn MacEachern of ECO Insulating Glass [] makes the case for closing the windows on energy-efficient buildings.  Read more ...