Building Envelope Archive

  • Multi-purpose structure in France lauded as innovative and sustainable   The French city of Montpellier has ventured “outside the box” in pursuit of a design for a new sustainable multi-purpose tower. After a competition, Montpellier selected architects Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi […]

    The White Tree

    Multi-purpose structure in France lauded as innovative and sustainable   The French city of Montpellier has ventured “outside the box” in pursuit of a design for a new sustainable multi-purpose tower. After a competition, Montpellier selected architects Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi […]

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  •     Stunning new home for engineering at York University a far cry from nondescript parking lot The transformation could not have been any more scintillating. It wasn’t that long ago when visitors to the back end of the York University campus would have been […]

    Big changes

        Stunning new home for engineering at York University a far cry from nondescript parking lot The transformation could not have been any more scintillating. It wasn’t that long ago when visitors to the back end of the York University campus would have been […]

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  •   Green Building and Sustainable Strategies Magazine catches up with the President and CEO of Ambassador Fine Custom Homes When Michal J. Cerny is designing for Ambassador Fine Custom Homes, he spends a considerable amount of time ensuring that energy efficiencies get the same consideration […]

    Q & A with Michal J. Cerny

      Green Building and Sustainable Strategies Magazine catches up with the President and CEO of Ambassador Fine Custom Homes When Michal J. Cerny is designing for Ambassador Fine Custom Homes, he spends a considerable amount of time ensuring that energy efficiencies get the same consideration […]

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  • Mark Rosenberg ‘one of the pioneers’ of energy-efficient homes in the Toronto area All the latest talk about energy efficiency in new homes is mostly old hat to Mark Rosenberg. Since he began building custom homes in the Toronto area back in the 1980s, the […]

    Ahead of his time

    Mark Rosenberg ‘one of the pioneers’ of energy-efficient homes in the Toronto area All the latest talk about energy efficiency in new homes is mostly old hat to Mark Rosenberg. Since he began building custom homes in the Toronto area back in the 1980s, the […]

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  • Bel-Con Design-Builders made sure ‘more than the tractors are green’ at Clow Farm Equipment Clow Farm Equipment celebrated its 50th anniversary in a big way thanks to a full-scale green makeover provided by Bel-Con Design-Builders. The Kingston-area company, founded by Oakley Clow, left no stone […]

    A 50th birthday to remember

    Bel-Con Design-Builders made sure ‘more than the tractors are green’ at Clow Farm Equipment Clow Farm Equipment celebrated its 50th anniversary in a big way thanks to a full-scale green makeover provided by Bel-Con Design-Builders. The Kingston-area company, founded by Oakley Clow, left no stone […]

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  •     Expanding to North America, Büro Ole Scheeren presents a future vision for vertical living in one of the world’s most livable cities with a tower that reaches out horizontally to engage the space of the city and activate Vancouver’s waterfront skyline. Vancouver, consistently […]

    Büro Ole Scheeren reveals new typology for vertical living in Vancouver

        Expanding to North America, Büro Ole Scheeren presents a future vision for vertical living in one of the world’s most livable cities with a tower that reaches out horizontally to engage the space of the city and activate Vancouver’s waterfront skyline. Vancouver, consistently […]

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  • The first Canadian trade show for green building It’s no surprise that Green Buildings & Sustainable Strategies magazine is leading the way in cost-efficient virtual trade show technology for the green construction industry. After all, part of the magazine’s mandate is to alert readers and […]

    Green Building Expo

    The first Canadian trade show for green building It’s no surprise that Green Buildings & Sustainable Strategies magazine is leading the way in cost-efficient virtual trade show technology for the green construction industry. After all, part of the magazine’s mandate is to alert readers and […]

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  •   The Edelweiss House in Wakefield, Quebec, becomes Canada’s first LEED v4 certified building and the second LEED v4 Platinum certified home in the world   Ecohome’s Edelweiss House project, a passively heated, cold climate demonstration home located in Wakefield, Quebec, has become the first […]

    The Edelweiss House

      The Edelweiss House in Wakefield, Quebec, becomes Canada’s first LEED v4 certified building and the second LEED v4 Platinum certified home in the world   Ecohome’s Edelweiss House project, a passively heated, cold climate demonstration home located in Wakefield, Quebec, has become the first […]

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  • Rock star in both music and designing/building homes You may have heard of Sergio Galli from his notoriety as the founding member and guitarist of the multi-platinum-selling rock group Platinum Blonde – especially if you grew up in the ‘80s. But Galli has another passion […]

    Sergio Galli

    Rock star in both music and designing/building homes You may have heard of Sergio Galli from his notoriety as the founding member and guitarist of the multi-platinum-selling rock group Platinum Blonde – especially if you grew up in the ‘80s. But Galli has another passion […]

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  • Soon-to-be-completed Shanghai Tower maintains lofty sustainable goals Much has been made about the sheer magnitude of the Shanghai Tower, touted as the tallest building in China, and second-tallest skyscraper in the world. Due for completion in 2015, this spiraling megastructure will soar 2,074 feet (632 […]

    True to form

    Soon-to-be-completed Shanghai Tower maintains lofty sustainable goals Much has been made about the sheer magnitude of the Shanghai Tower, touted as the tallest building in China, and second-tallest skyscraper in the world. Due for completion in 2015, this spiraling megastructure will soar 2,074 feet (632 […]

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