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  •   By William Hirsch Green building is the catch phrase for the creation of houses that are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible in their design and construction. I’m old enough to remember the first Earth Day in 1970 when we called green building and sustainable design “ecology.” […]

    The straight goods on green building and energy-efficient home design

      By William Hirsch Green building is the catch phrase for the creation of houses that are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible in their design and construction. I’m old enough to remember the first Earth Day in 1970 when we called green building and sustainable design “ecology.” […]

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  • How architecture and engineering promote sustainable lifestyles in urban centres Developers build for the future. But only recently has sustainability become a major factor for the industry. Over the last decade, developers experienced a dramatic shift from regarding green features as optional features to following […]

    The role of new development in the future of green cities

    How architecture and engineering promote sustainable lifestyles in urban centres Developers build for the future. But only recently has sustainability become a major factor for the industry. Over the last decade, developers experienced a dramatic shift from regarding green features as optional features to following […]

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  • The Bjarke Ingels Group’s King Street West design melds suburban sensibilities with cityscape It’s not exactly a walk on the wild side, but standout architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has definitely stepped outside the box with its much-heralded King Street West project. Breaking with […]

    A glimpse of Toronto’s future

    The Bjarke Ingels Group’s King Street West design melds suburban sensibilities with cityscape It’s not exactly a walk on the wild side, but standout architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has definitely stepped outside the box with its much-heralded King Street West project. Breaking with […]

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  • Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards poised to take its place among top entrepreneurial hubs Ingenuity and sustainable progressive thinking are talking points for Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District and Waterloo’s Communitech, but now they’ve got company. Enter Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (ICBY). The […]

    On the cusp

    Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards poised to take its place among top entrepreneurial hubs Ingenuity and sustainable progressive thinking are talking points for Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District and Waterloo’s Communitech, but now they’ve got company. Enter Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (ICBY). The […]

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  •   Simply Green aims to become Canada’s leading force in sustainability and efficiency by 2025   When it comes to helping Canadians reduce energy consumption, Simply Green Home Services Inc. adheres to the ‘out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new’ approach – in more ways than one. So much so, […]

    The New Generation of Canadian Energy

      Simply Green aims to become Canada’s leading force in sustainability and efficiency by 2025   When it comes to helping Canadians reduce energy consumption, Simply Green Home Services Inc. adheres to the ‘out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new’ approach – in more ways than one. So much so, […]

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  •   Sinclair Construction takes a collaborative stance to reinforce its reputation as an industry leader Many builders talk the talk about sustainable strategies, but Sinclair Construction takes the discussion to a whole new level. An early proponent of a more sustainable approach within the residential […]

    Trendsetter in sustainability

      Sinclair Construction takes a collaborative stance to reinforce its reputation as an industry leader Many builders talk the talk about sustainable strategies, but Sinclair Construction takes the discussion to a whole new level. An early proponent of a more sustainable approach within the residential […]

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  •         Derek Nicholson Incorporated has developed a stellar reputation working with some of Canada’s most innovative architects   The words ‘cutting edge’ come to mind whenever one thinks about the work done by Derek Nicholson Incorporated. It’s easy to see why. As […]

    On the cutting edge

            Derek Nicholson Incorporated has developed a stellar reputation working with some of Canada’s most innovative architects   The words ‘cutting edge’ come to mind whenever one thinks about the work done by Derek Nicholson Incorporated. It’s easy to see why. As […]

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  • Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Lauded with AIA Sustainable Design Award GSA project highlighted as example of reducing operating costs, saving tax payer money and providing healthier work space for a federal agency The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment […]

    AIA – Top Ten Plus

    Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Lauded with AIA Sustainable Design Award GSA project highlighted as example of reducing operating costs, saving tax payer money and providing healthier work space for a federal agency The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment […]

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  • Projects showcase excellence in ecological design principles and reduced energy consumption The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The projects […]

    The American Institute of Architects Select the 2016 COTE Top Ten Green Projects

    Projects showcase excellence in ecological design principles and reduced energy consumption The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The projects […]

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  •   Accolades for Arista Homes for its green building practices   NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA ENERGYSTAR NEW HOMEBUILDER OF THE YEAR Being true to its company philosophy is reaping ongoing benefits for Arista Homes Limited. Founded more than 20 years ago by Michael DeGasperis, the Vaughan-based Homebuilder […]

    Leading the way

      Accolades for Arista Homes for its green building practices   NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA ENERGYSTAR NEW HOMEBUILDER OF THE YEAR Being true to its company philosophy is reaping ongoing benefits for Arista Homes Limited. Founded more than 20 years ago by Michael DeGasperis, the Vaughan-based Homebuilder […]

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