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ST. BENEDICT CHURCH

Achieving net-zero-energy sets the bar high for community buildings

By Michael Nicholas-Schmidt and Roberto Chiotti

This new suburban church in Milton ON was designed in response to the 2015 Papal Encyclical Laudato si’, On Care for Our Common Home; a call to action to address the ecological crisis facing all life on earth. The document affirms that issues of economics, social justice, and ecology are inseparable. Read more …

ROAM TRANSIT OPETATIONS AND TRAINING CENTRE

Light industrial meets the CAGBC Net Zero Carbon Standard

By Mike Woodland and Eric White

The design of the Roam Transit Operations and Training Centre responds to the challenge of creating a CAGBC Net Zero Carbon Standard facility in an area that is both a Canadian National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more …

HOW CONSTRUCTION CAN BUILD COMMUNITY CAPITAL

Achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through Integration of Social Procurement in Construction Projects

By David LePage and Tim Coldwell

Every purchase has an economic, environmental, cultural, and social impact.  Social procurement is the intentional effort to leverage social value outcomes from existing purchasing.  With social procurement, price is no longer the only consideration; rather it is weighed against other factors. Read more …

8X ON THE PARK

LEED Gold tower makes rigorous commitment to detail

By GBL Architects

Amid the many ubiquitous residential towers of downtown Vancouver, 8X On The Park stands out for its nuanced, contextual response to the varied urban context and its attention to detail.  GBL Architects guided the project through a complex, decade-long planning and design process that culminated in a 35-storey mixed-use tower of striking presence on the Vancouver skyline. Read more …

ViSIT THE DIRECTORY ONLINE for Listings organized by Product Category and by LEED Category

LEED categories noted for the products listed in the following pages are intended to show how these products can potentially help a project earn LEED v4 points. Companies listed in bold  have 1/8-page listings containing more information, and are linked to their websites from the online version of the Directory. Read more …

See the digital version of the Directory here.

THE CITY OF VANCOUVER NET ZERO CARBON INITIATIVE

By Patrick Enright

The City of Vancouver’s initiative to monitor, regulate and ultimately codify the embodied carbon requirements for buildings is the first of its kind in Canada and provides an example for other authorities, whether municipal, provincial or federal, to follow. Read more …

INTERVIEW WITH  Sam McDermott of Enbridge Gas

Sam McDermott M.Eng., P.Eng., Technical Manager – Renewable Hydrogen, is part of the Business Development team at Enbridge Gas Inc., helping in the development of its hydrogen framework which includes delivery of a blend of hydrogen and natural gas to reduce the carbon footprint of natural gas. Read more …