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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Net-zero energy homes capitalize on computerized construction

Imagine buying an electric car that’s delivered to your doorstep … in a box. The box contains all of the car’s essential components, each one meticulously made. Later that day, the car company sends out its best mechanic to...
Aug 31, 2014

Private investors displace pension funds as dominant property purchasers

Pension funds drove commercial real estate investment volume to record levels in the first quarter, but private buyers wrestled back control of the market in the second quarter of 2014. CBRE’s Q2 2014 Canadian Investment Statistics reveal...
Aug 25, 2014

Canada maintains sub-10 per cent vacancy rate

Canada's overall office market softened during the 12-month period ending at mid-year 2014, while the U.S. office market experienced strengthening tenant demand, positive net absorption and falling vacancy rates. Despite rising slightly,...
Aug 18, 2014

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Halifax firm reusing CO2 to make stronger, greener concrete blocks

One of York University’s newest buildings will have one major yet invisible element in common with green renovations at the Davis branch of the University of California: Both are using a new kind of concrete block produced in Nova Scotia,...
Aug 15, 2014

Q2 Canadian hotel investment trends down from last year: CBRE

Canadian hotel transaction volume in Q2 2014 is reported at approximately $170 million, although this excludes the sale of the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, B.C. as pricing is confidential. With this significant sale excluded, year-to-date...
Aug 8, 2014

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Assessing the Potential Effects of Climate Change on High-Rise Residential Buildings

Traditionally, building design has relied to a considerable extent on historic climate data accumulated over time to provide design criteria for everything in buildings including structural systems, cladding and windows, site drainage and HVAC...
Aug 1, 2014

Calgary will soon boast the first-ever downtown apple orchard

You have to admit, this is definitely thinking outside the box. Or maybe bushel.
Jul 30, 2014

LEED growth in Canada continues in second quarter of 2014

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced that the number of LEED registrations and certifications in Canada continued to grow during the second quarter of 2014, with 124 registrations and 109 certifications between April 1 and June...
Jul 22, 2014

Soon To Be Gone

Heritage Canada The National Trust has released its Top Ten Endangered Places and Worst Losses Lists drawing attention to historic places in Canada either threatened or already lost as part of its mission to raise awareness of the value that...
Jul 17, 2014

WEB EXCLUSIVE: A Clash of Cultures: Applying Modern Planning Systems in the Middle East

Planning systems throughout the world are rooted in the modern, western-oriented worldview and the rationale of liberal nationalism. In this view, society consists of relatively equal and free individuals, operating in a fairly free market,...
Jul 12, 2014

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