I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Paul Dowsett, the founding Principal Architect at SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building, for the last two years. Since we first met, I’ve been impressed and awed with his professional and personal passion for sustainability. His work with Passive House and Net Zero principles on both urban and rural projects shows that the implementation of sustainability is not only possible, but practical.Read More
Unlike the vast majority of families who move into new digs, Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire, almost certainly didn’t get a home inspection in anticipation of taking possession of the house that comes with the job.Read More
What is perhaps the foundational definition for sustainable development—referenced in the United Nations’ Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report—is a broad concept reconsidered and reinterpreted since it first informed the building industry in 1987.Read More
When it comes to scoring zeros, Ryerson University students have it down to a science.
To clarify, we’re talking good zeros: the kind you want to see on your residential energy bill.Read More
Of the 40+ strategies listed on our website, all of them share the common goal of achieving three things: reducing the overall energy demand by selecting highly-efficient products and materials, reusing energy that nature provides for free through passive techniques, and recycling renewable energy sources through active means, resorting to fossil fuels only as a last resort.Read More