ISSUE 50 - Winter 2015/16





Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute


Forbo Flooring Systems

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Inline Fibreglass

Owens Corning







Regenerative Design in Practice


The Vale Living with Lakes Centre

The quest for a sustainable architecture must ultimately embrace the challenge of ecological regeneration. This idea has gained traction internationally through the work of architects such as Sin van der Ryn and Bill Reed, while in Canada the movement has been led by Dr. Ray Cole at the University of British Columbia. Read more ...


Beyond Lot Lines


Towards the Sustainable Transformation of Existing Neighbourhoods

Triple Threat or Triple Bottom Line
Environment, Equity, Infrastructure. These are three key challenges standing in the way of reshaping Canada’s aging urban [and suburban] fabric into more livable and resilient districts. Read more ...


Canada and The WELL Building Standard


As the average person now spends more than 90% of their time indoors, understanding how the built environment protects and supports human health is not only critical, but it presents a major opportunity.  Read more ...

P’egp’ig’lha Community Centre


Traditional building ideas create energy-efficient, unifying space

Located on a bench high above the Fraser River, and encircled by mountains, this 1850m2 building includes a community hall, health centre and band office for the T’it’q’et First Nation.  Read more ...


Blacksmith Lofts


Re-purposed brick and beam
factory preserves heritage

Dating from the late 1800s, the original industrial building, now the Blacksmith Lofts of 27 modern apartments, served as a manufacturing facility for blacksmith forges and residential furnaces. Read more ...


The 2016 Canadian Directory of Products and Services for Sustainable High-Performance Building


Visit the Directory online for Listings
organized by Product Category and by LEED Category
Read more ...


Interview with Rodney Wilts


Rodney Wilts, a partner at Windmill Development Group, has a big role to play in the coming years as he helps to guide Zibi [meaning river in Algonquin,], one of the most significant brownfield
redevelopments anywhere by Windmill and by Dream Unlimited Corp.  Read more ...