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Sustainability: the story from here


In this second of two articles on emerging architectural practices across the country,
we look at the work of KANVA in Montreal, and Acre Architects in Saint John.

By Jim Taggart

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ecoHouse Canada: Aspen Root Passive House

Highest energy hurdle met with superior envelope and quality materials

The Aspen Root Passive Home is the culmination of a 25-year journey for the owners who both work in the environmental industry and are committed to reducing their own ecological footprint.

By Henry Tufts

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The 2016 LEED Canada Buildings-in-review

Highlighting LEED®-certified buildings in 2016

Welcome to the eighth edition of the LEED® Canada Buildings-in-review supplement, produced in partnership with SABMag.

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Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning


Largest child health research tower in the world designed for intensification and collaboration

High-performance fully-glazed envelope with bird-friendly frit pattern, low-VOC interior products, rainwater capture, and 30% energy cost savings, this exceptional LEED Gold building attracts top researchers.

By Mike Szabo

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Wesbrook Community Centre

Performance results achieved
with passive design, active HVAC

The two-storey, 2,900m2 Wesbrook Community Centre is located at the heart
of the rapidly growing Wesbrook Village neighbourhood, on the Vancouver campus
of the University of British Columbia.

By Esther Gutman

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CEU: Energy Retrofits

Comparing Active and Passive Strategies

Building for energy efficiency in new construction has become routine when the right technical expertise is enlisted, proper building technology is selected, and few constraints limit the design.

By Aman Hehar and Matthew Tokarik

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Embed the value of housing affordability in sustainability

A lone voice from Vancouver issued a challenge at the Greenbuild #2 conference in Pittsburgh in 2003: “What will the US Green Building Council do to address the fact that the right building in the wrong place is the wrong building?”

By Graham NcGarva

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Mark Hutchinson, Vice President of Green Building Programs at the Canada Green Building Council [CaGBC], is heading up the Council’s new Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative which could affect how we design and operate buildings in the coming years.


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