Green Design

greener buildings

Canadian Property Management

Greener buildings in a changing marketplace

How Oxford delivered considerable financial benefits across its portfolio as a result of its commitment to greener buildings, sustainability and LEED.
Factory Square

Canadian Property Management

Former Blackberry plant now Factory Square

Sometime this fall, a former Blackberry manufacturing plant turned light-infused office building will open its doors to companies in a Waterloo, Ontario area branded as
decorative-glass

Design Quarterly

Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design
flooding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Room needed atop energy performance scale

The high-performance design metric is envisioned to support the green building sector's pursuit of net-zero energy and provide a standardized, recognizable rating that would be useful for the real estate market.
soccer stadium

Building Strategies & Sustainability

A look at Montreal’s new soccer stadium design

Architecture firms Saucier + Perrotte and Hughes Condon Marler designed a new FIFA-approved soccer stadium that mirrors the landscape of an old quarry.
biophilic design

Building Strategies & Sustainability

What biophilic design does for workspaces

From green roofs and living walls there is an increasing need for biophilic design in buildings in relation to wellbeing, according to recent studies support this notion.
Is-LEED-still-relevant

Design Quarterly

Is LEED still relevant?

LEED has become synonymous with green in the mainstream building industry over the last decade, but is LEED still relevant? While the voluntary green building
green campus

Building Strategies & Sustainability

UBC facility sets green campus standard

A UBC LEED Platinum certified facility known as AMS Nest is a beacon to other campuses across Canada looking to reduce their environmental footprint.
BRE Innovation Park

Building Strategies & Sustainability

BRE Innovation Park to accelerate sustainability

The BRE Innovation Park in Ontario will become a platform for the Canadian construction industry to demonstrate solutions to achieve low carbon buildings.
infrastructure

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Student proposals tackle infrastructure needs

Planning students competing in the Cities of Tomorrow Showcase and Student Ideas Competition, proposed solutions to municipal issues such as infrastructure.
environmental performance indicators

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Industry inspired to lead low carbon revolution

Commercial real estate has the potential to create jobs and wealth if new technology infrastructure investment is prioritized.
Waste-Free Ontario Act

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Designing for better waste management

A building's design influences the operational efficiency waste collection programs, the cost of servicing the programs and diversion rates.
WELL Building Standard

Building Strategies & Sustainability

WELL Building Standard poised to accelerate

Further refinement of the WELL Building Standard is expected as a plethora of studies point to the growing concern for health and wellness.
architecture

Design Quarterly

Understanding regenerative design

Current green building practice remains focused on individual buildings without acknowledging the larger system context as regenerative design would.
LEED

Design Quarterly

District energy key to reducing GHG emissions

The concept of district energy has gained new interest after being identified as a key measure towards helping cities significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
climate change

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Summit emboldens climate change fight

Subnational jurisdictions from across the Western Hemisphere gathered at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for The Climate Summit of the Americas.