Bonaventure Project receives GBCI’s ‘SITES’ green building certification

Bonaventure Project receives GBCI’s ‘SITES’ green building certification

More than one-half mile of elevated expressway was demolished in the heart of downtown Montréal to make way for a ground-level urban boulevard and over six acres of continuous public space, bookended by two monumental sculptures. Montréal was recently named...
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Canadians constructing North America’s biggest green buildings

Canadians constructing North America’s biggest green buildings

Tenants this month will move into a six-story Vancouver apartment building designed to be so energy efficient, you could heat each bedroom with a 100-watt light bulb. Boasting 85 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, The Heights will be the largest “pass...
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Why sustainable communities must look above the street level

Why sustainable communities must look above the street level

I can’t recall a period in which the sustainability of our communities has captured the public attention quite like the present. Bike lanes, pedestrian-friendly city-planning, electric vehicle charging stations, green belts and, of course, public transportat...
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CaGBC opens public registration for Zero Carbon Building Program

CaGBC opens public registration for Zero Carbon Building Program

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) opened public registration for Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program, which provides third-party verification of compliance for zero carbon design and performance. This world-class Standard aims to pos...
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AMS Nest / DIALOG & B+H Architects

AMS Nest / DIALOG & B+H Architects

DIALOG and B+H Architects collaboratively translate student-driven design ideas into AMS Nest, setting the benchmark for publicly engaged design with this new, sustainable center. The return of students to UBC coincides with the highly anticipated opening of t...
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Green leaders bringing IREE certification to Canada

Green leaders bringing IREE certification to Canada

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) are working together to bring the Investor Confidence (ICP) Project and its Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (...
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Vancouver Convention Centre is officially the world’s greenest convention centre

Vancouver Convention Centre is officially the world’s greenest convention centre

It has been nearly nine years since the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre opened its doors, and it is still making waves for its high standard of green building design. The expansion wing of the convention centre has...
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(IGBC 2017) Greenest City 2020: Turning Lessons from Vancouver into Actions in your City / Andrea Reimer

(IGBC 2017) Greenest City 2020: Turning Lessons from Vancouver into Actions in your City / Andrea Reimer

Andrea Reimer / Councillor, City of Vancouver Councillor Andrea Reimer has led Vancouver’s award-winning efforts to be the Greenest City in the world and the first major city in North America to commit to 100% renewable energy. First elected to Council...
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Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg named Greenest School in Canada

Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg named Greenest School in Canada

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools named Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. Located in the heart of a new neighbourhood...
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