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SABMag 59 - Spring 2018

One York Street

Succeeding with sustainability and human wellness in tandem The office building at One York Street in downtown Toronto is part of a 200,000m² mixed-use development along the central waterfront in the new South Core of Toronto. One York is Toronto’s highest-scoring LEED Core+Shell certified office project to date – achieving

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Casa Uribe

Urban infill combines simplicity and performace As an architect, designing and building one’s own home is the quintessential challenge: to walk the talk while dreaming on a budget. Being in the position of clients gave my wife and me a new perspective on decision making. By Javier Uribe  

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Is B.C.’s Energy Step Code a blueprint for Canada?

Innovative building standard off to a promising start   In 2017, British Columbia introduced what might be North America’s most innovative beyond-code standard for energy efficiency. The B.C. Energy Step Code is an opt-in regulation that enables local governments to pursue improved levels of performance for new homes and buildings

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Crosstown Elementary School

Design for better learning and community use in Vancouver’s downtown core Crosstown Elementary School is the first urban school built in Vancouver’s downtown core in a decade, rapid densification has brought a sharp increase in the number of one- and two-child families choosing to live in centrally located towers, rather

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Viewpoint: Living Building Challenge

Living buiding performance on a budget Launched in 2006, the Living Building Challenge is a rigorous certification program that sets absolute performance standards and requires proof that they have been achieved before awarding certification. There are seven categories [or petals], most comprising several imperatives, all of which must be met

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Interview with Aura Lee MacPherson

Aura Lee MacPherson on radiant wall heating. Aura Lee MacPherson of MacPherson Engineering in Regina says they have been providing creative engineering solutions for radiant heating and cooling for all types of buildings for years through their Radiant Link system [], and have now engineered a simplified, economical system which

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