ISSUE 51 - Spring 2016




Inline Fibreglass

Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Zehnder America

Forbo Flooring Systems



Demilec Heatlok Soya


Euroline Windows




Sustainable Design of Airports

It has been a little over one hundred years since the Wright brothers took to the air, and our almost-miraculous ability to travel by plane has made flight an integral part of the world economy.  Read more ...


Casa Luca


Passive House design from
an architectural perspective

Too often we equate energy efficiency with sustainability, overlooking considerations of  form and design. I was interested to explore how a structure designed to meet the rigorous standards of Passive House [PH] modelling differs from any other.   Read more ...


Bedford Park House


Infill designed for aging-in-place and respect for site

Systems such as geothermal heating and convective cooling were invisibly woven into the design, creating a healthy and sustainable environment while maintaining the atmosphere of a conventional Bedford Park home.   Read more ...

Passive Solar Index


We dedicated the last issue of ecoHouse magazine to the Edelweiss House, a demonstration home built by our web affiliate Ecohome. Along with achieving LEED Platinum, the Edelweiss House serves to launch a program from Ecohome called the Passive Solar Index [PSI].   Read more ...


2015 LEED Canada Buildings-in-Review


The 2015 list of LEED-certified buildings, and selected building profiles

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Askew's Uptown Supermarket


Flagship building delivers performance, anchors fresh ideas in mixed-use development

Askew’s development aims to set a precedent and encourage a move away from inefficient and unsustainable single-use zoning. Read more


Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre


South shore Nova Scotian
building combines sustainable
design and local culture

Both the land and the sea provided design inspiration for this new lifestyle centre on the south shore of Nova Scotia.  Read more ...


Continuing Education Course


An introduction to environmental
building declarations

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute recently began publishing a new kind of document, something we call Environmental Building Declarations [EBDs]. Read more ...

Interview with:


Scott Maloney

We work within LEED to provide Green Power/Renewable Energy Certificates [RECs] for projects to achieve points within LEED.


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