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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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   Digram Developments and DiGreen Homes hold environmental impact in high regard It may seem like a small thing, but the fact of the matter is that the example speaks volumes about the kind of sustainable strategies practised by Digram Developments Inc. Along with its […]

    Sustainable sentiments

      Digram Developments and DiGreen Homes hold environmental impact in high regard It may seem like a small thing, but the fact of the matter is that the example speaks volumes about the kind of sustainable strategies practised by Digram Developments Inc. Along with its […]

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  • Wood – a natural choice for today when considering our tomorrow by Peter Moonen National Sustainability Manager Canadian Wood Council Photography: Ema Peter (Vancouver, BC) Photo courtesy of the Wood Design & Building Awards Program In November 2015, countries from around the world came together […]

    Wood – Renewable and Responsible Choice

    Wood – a natural choice for today when considering our tomorrow by Peter Moonen National Sustainability Manager Canadian Wood Council Photography: Ema Peter (Vancouver, BC) Photo courtesy of the Wood Design & Building Awards Program In November 2015, countries from around the world came together […]

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  •   Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre built to world’s strictest environmental standards By Sarah Hicks Walking through the Hollidge Tract of the York Regional Forest today it is difficult to believe that a century ago it was a treeless wasteland. Yet as recently […]

    Forest Stewardship and Education Centre wins Environmental Design Award

      Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre built to world’s strictest environmental standards By Sarah Hicks Walking through the Hollidge Tract of the York Regional Forest today it is difficult to believe that a century ago it was a treeless wasteland. Yet as recently […]

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  • Unique solar installation system on brownfield site increases productivity of property The concept makes perfect sense to Bill Panagiotakopoulos and the Owner/CEO of Cardinal Group Inc. aims to share his vision with the world. He knows that over the past decade the solar energy industry […]

    Double duty

    Unique solar installation system on brownfield site increases productivity of property The concept makes perfect sense to Bill Panagiotakopoulos and the Owner/CEO of Cardinal Group Inc. aims to share his vision with the world. He knows that over the past decade the solar energy industry […]

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