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SABMAG 62 - Winter 2018-19



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CaGBC Zero Carbon Building Program

Moving the industry toward greater sustainability By: Fin MacDonald, Manager, Zero Carbon Building Program, Canada Green Building Council As the latest report from the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, this evolution of the building industry is urgently needed. This imperative is leading to growing interest in the

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The future of family home

Those of us living in vibrant globally connected cities are experiencing a housing affordability crisis. We accept the stacking of small residential units ever higher into the sky as the solution for abating the rising cost of housing. While we focus our attention on affordability, we overlook an equally important

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House 46H

1905 Beach house reinvented as a light-filled energy efficient modern home By Felix Leicher Located on a leafy street in the Beaches area of Toronto, near shops, restaurants, schools and parks, this open concept home was specifically designed to minimize the carbon footprint of the building over its life cycle.

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Cambie Apartments

New life for an old building adapted to contemporary needs By Travis Hanks With its modest street presence, the 1920s three-storey walk-up might be easy to miss along the ‘Cambie Corridor,’ a major arterial route in Vancouver that has seen massive densification since the completion of the Canada Line subway

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The social value scorecard for community benefit agreements

By David LePage Real estate development and major infrastructure projects can have a profound impact on the communities in which they take place. Large developments have the capability to change the character of a neighbourhood as they exert economic, social, and environmental externalities upon the local environment in which residents

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Interview with PCL’s new Director, Sustainability, Scott Beckman

PCL Construction [] is a group of independent construction companies working in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. Its operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets amount to an annual construction volume of more than $8 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations

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