Monthly Archives: August 2012

First LEED Platinum Residence in Greater Toronto

"Swifter, higher, stronger" is the English translation for the original Olympic motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius," which celebrates the relentless pursuit for improvement in human endeavours, particularly on the athletic field.....

Green Development Strengthens Iconic Ottawa Church

CATHEDRAL HILL IS BREAKING GROUND A groundbreaking ceremony in August marked the beginning of new project by Windmill Developments called Cathedral Hill. It also broke new ground metaphorically, as the project....

LiveWall®: New Planted Wall System Achieves Simplicity and Sustainability

Manufacturer of LiveRoof® Introduces a Planted Wall System Designed in Harmony with Nature Green Walls Should Be Good for Plants: a Conversation with Dave MacKenzie The team of horticultural scientists, landscape professionals,....

#1TipTo Making Your Business Website10 Seconds More Attractive

Do you think that your website has the ‘sticking power’ necessary to keep visitors engaged? According to Jacob Nielsen1, whom the New York Times called “the guru of Website usability” provides....

Bringing it Home – How TRCA’s Green Home Makeover is supporting green renovation and market transformation

By Shannon Logan, Toronto and Region Conservation With energy costs on the rise, and summer water restrictions across many municipalities, homeowners are increasingly considering the energy and water efficiency of their....

Starting with a Tight Building Envelope to Reduce First Costs

By Monica Karamagi For builders, building green and reducing energy consumption must always be tempered with bottom line costs. Fortunately, what leads to reduced energy usage and lower monthly utility costs for....

How Building Envelope Meets Smart Grid

By David Katz Three recent events I attended have helped drive home the message that it’s time to move to the next level of building – having more structures meet the....

Full Building Air Leakage Testing: How Big is the Hole in your Wall?

Air leakage is responsible for a host of building problems: high energy bills, poor indoor air quality, occupant discomfort, wall deterioration (which is often concealed), and a higher carbon footprint.....

Environmental Visitor Centre Gets a Serious Green Makeover

By Alex Waters For over 30 years the Kortright Centre, has been one of Canada’s leading environmental education centres. With over 120,000 visitors annually, including 70,000 students, the Kortright Centre plays....

Sustainability Charrette for 915 Unit Development in Kitchener

  VICTORIA COMMON Finally at large-scale, a centralized district heating and cooling system is being studied for an inspiring 915-unit residential community in Kitchener, targeting to achieve LEED® Gold certification. If....

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