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Our latest issues cover Passive House and designing with carbon in mind

The SABMag Spring/Summer issue is all about Passive House – the super energy-efficient building system. Published in association with Passive House Canada, the issue contains six Passive House building profiles, and related articles on Passive House and embodied carbon, Net Zero Building, and a special supplement on the LEED-certified buildings of 2019. The Summer issue of Toronto FOCUS, published with the CaGBC Toronto Chapter, covers three great projects and building design with carbon in mins.

See them here: SABMag, Toronto FOCUS

Latest SABMag case study on huge vegetated roof

The new Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility (EMSF) of the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT in Toronto has the largest vegetated roof in Ontario – 150,000 sq.ft. – installated by LiveRoof Ontario. Read the 1-page case study. 

2020 SABMag Directory a quick reference of products for high-performance building

  • SABMag’s new 2020 Directory of Sustainable Products and Services for Sustainable, High-Performance Building is organized by Product Category and by LEED Category. The Directory also offers a quick view of the structure of LEED, courtesy of our partner Ecospex , and is a quick reference for finding products. Examples of featured listings include:

    – Elkay – Innovative water-filling stations providing rapid filling and minimizing plastic bottle waste.

    – FantechResidential and commercial ventilation products engineered for quality and dependability.

    Geo-Xergy Systems – A leading designer of ground source (geothermal) heating and cooling systems across North America.

    Klimatrol Environmental Systems Radiant floor heating and cooling system using the highest quality PEX pipe, and providing field support during installation.

LEED Year in Review a complete record of 2019 certifications

SABMag has teamed up with the CaGBC to publish the 2019 LEED Year in Review as a supplement in the Spring/Summer issue of SABMag. The Review lists all of the building projects that were LEED certified in 2019, and contains profiles of selected projects. See the digital version of the SABMag issue containing the Supplement here.


Announcing the winning projects of 2020 Canadian Green Building Awards

The nine winning projects of the 13th annual SABMag Canadian Green Building Awards, a program of Sustainable Architecture & Building [SABMag] include new and adaptive re-use projects from most regions of the country. They represent some of the best examples of sustainable, high-performance building design in Canada.

See the winning projects here. Watch for the Fall issue of SABMag in which full details of the winning projects will be published.

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Marmoleum Modular tiles 

Forbo’s Marmoleum Modular collection presents sustainable linoleum tiles in various sizes and designs that allows you to create stunning floor designs. The planks and tiles are created around visuals of wood, concrete, stone and marble and can be used to mix and match or on their own, both delivering a beautiful sustainable floor. Explore the Marmoleum Modular designs. 


CPCI and CME are Proud to Announce a Memorandum of Collaboration

CPCI is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Manitoba (CME). The partnership with CME will align the CPCI Sustainability, Productivity and Safety Committee goals and priorities to establish best practice recommendations for Lean manufacturing and to explore a Lean transformation support model for the precast concrete industry. Read the press release here.

Owens Corning Introduces FOAMULAR® NGX Insulation

The new FOAMULAR® NGX (Next Generation Extruded) polystyrene (XPS) foam insulation from Owens Corning contains a proprietary blowing agent which delivers a 90% reduction in global warming potential (GWP) without sacrificing product performance. FOAMULAR® NGX is Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Listed and Factory Mutual (FM) Approved, with a low GWP that ensures compliance with regulations set to take effect in Canada and in some U.S. states in January, 2021. The environmental benefits of FOAMULAR® NGX will be reflected in a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), delivering independent and registered verification of the material’s environmental impact across its entire life cycle. The new insulation will retain the signature Owens Corning® Pink® colour and be available for sale January 1, 2021.

The LEED Gold King Campus Magna Hall at Seneca College a high performer and haven for students

The layout of the new Magna Hall promotes openness, interconnectivity and natural light in tandem with the building’s systems design to achieve excellent indoor air quality and a pleasant indoor environment. The reduction in energy intensity of 57% is achieved through HVAC design and envelope detailing. Key suppliers include: CBC Specialty Metals for the Muntz Metal Wall Cladding Panels [left in the photo], Alumicor for the thermally-broken ThermaWall 2600 curtain wall, and Tremco for the BURmastic® Roofing System. Read the article.

Learn on Demand – New Online Educational Courses for the AEC Community

CPCI is thrilled to announce Learn on Demand Prefab Precast Concrete, a new and free platform that hosts a number of educational courses. Learn on Demand Prefab Precast Concrete is a continuing series of interactive educational courses geared towards architects, engineers, real estate developers, academics, students, government officials and construction professionals who want to learn more about precast concrete products and services. While viewing the course, participants must answer questions relating to the content to advance the course and verify participation. Upon completion the viewer will be sent a certificate of participation and completion to qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDH) and/or Continuing Education Units (CEU).  Visit today!