The Greenbelt faces pressure and stress from development and expansion of the ‘Golden Horseshoe’ as the population increases.
There was a time when this word was valuable and in vogue, but it has fast evolved into an overused buzzword.
After more than three decades of talk about the potential of building green, we’ve still failed to change the way we design and construct buildings so that the built environment stops being a dominant contributor to runaway climate change.
The costs of the status quo keep rising; the costs of sustainable alternatives keep declining.
Architecture 2030 issued a challenge for all industry of the urban built environment to make all new buildings, developments and major renovations carbon-neutral by 2030.
These affordable housing projects seek to do more than simply create decent spaces for living.
Over the next decade, $180 billion is earmarked for roads, bridges and other public projects. It’s a massive opportunity to cut emissions.
To more effectively combat climate change, it is past time that we rethink zoning – a pervasive regulatory instrument that affects every aspect of the built environment in cities around the world. Janna Levitt and Drew Adams explain.
The latest UN special report on climate change, released in October 2018, was bleak - perhaps unsurprisingly after a year of recording breaking temperatures, wildfires, floods, and storms.
The event will feature a set of key speakers discussing contemporary architectural and other industry issues in the context of advancing architecture beyond convention.
2018 was not a good year for carbon emissions into the Earth’s atmosphere. Global emissions were up nearly 3% from the previous year. Leading the pack was China, with the U.S. in second place.
Sustainability awards and standards touted by professional architecture organizations often stop at opening day, failing to take into account the day-to-day energy use of a building. With the current format unlikely to change, how can we rethink the way what sustainability means in architecture today?
Passive House Canada and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx), participated in the UNECE High Performance Building Initiative at UN Headquarters in New York to establish the International Centres of Excellence on High Performance Buildings.
A new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute finds cost parity is nearly a reality in some locations in the U.S.
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This is a pre-certified Passive House on the road to Net-Zero located in Halifax. t is situated on a new street, with new houses, in a neighbourhood with code built basic construction, which makes it interesting for the community.
Energy-efficiency preferences from the 2018 CHBA study.
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Canada’s built environment is necessary to the reduction of Canada’s carbon footprint.
As wildfires and other natural disasters increase in size and frequency, the role architects play in fighting global warming becomes more critical by the day.
The results are in! Sustainable has won NOW Readers' Choice 'Best Design Firm' for the third year in a row.
A manifesto from a London activist looks pretty scary, but is a great place to start a discussion.
Clean air, safe water and well-protected lands and parks are the ingredients to a greater quality of life. In order to be more resilient to climate change, the government has released a plan that will identify specific areas of focus.
“At every point, from pilings to the roof, we went above and beyond code.”
Passive House (PH) is economically viable. The goal of building this PH within a code built community is to show how relatively inexpensive and economically competitive it can be with the house next door.
Last week’s IPCC report confirmed the urgency of tackling climate change and architects can help do so – but only if architecture schools integrate the appropriate training into their curriculums, writes student Scott McAulay
Last week we had the opportunity to show Cascadia Architects around one of our projects currently under construction, highlighting that a well-performing building can fit right into any neighbourhood.
October 5, 2018: Sustainable is pleased to be partnering with an animated short doc-in-progress about cycling pioneer Nora Young (who was recently inducted into the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame), called Undeniably Young: Nora Young and the Six-Day Race.
If you follow the news about Toronto’s municipal design guidelines and by-laws as avidly as we do here at Sustainable, you may have heard about some recent changes relating to Laneway Suites. We’re here with a primer on the new regulations and what they mean to you.
Please note that this post is meant as an overview of the new bylaw amendments. For details and comprehensive information, visit the City’s website or call Sustainable.
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