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Hamilton plucks new General Manager of Planning from planningAlliance

planningAlliance is pleased to announce that principal Jason Thorne, has recently accepted an appointment as the General Manager of Planning and Economic Development with the City of Hamilton.
Apr 24, 2014 12:15PM


Green roof industry grew 10 per cent in 2013

In its Annual Green Roof Industry Survey, the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) industry association reports that it has seen a 10 per cent growth rate for green roofs in 2013.
Apr 24, 2014 12:04PM


Broad array of projects receive Governor General's Medals in Architecture

The Canada Council for the Arts and RAIC | Architecture Canada today announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The awards celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects...
Apr 23, 2014 11:50AM


Greening starts at school

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canadian Coalition for Green Schools are commemorating Earth Day with the launch of a new competition for Canadian schools.
Apr 22, 2014 3:06PM


George Brown College students and faculty help City of Chicago tackle sustainability issues in underserved communities

To commemorate Earth Day, students and faculty from George Brown College’s Institute without Boundaries (IwB) today revealed the results of an interdisciplinary consultation process focused on revitalizing three derelict and underserved...
Apr 22, 2014 1:02PM


Roxul to build new corporate office

Roxul Inc. announced its’ plans to build a new North American headquarters located on Esquesing Line in Milton, Ontario. The new 25,000-sq.-ft. head office will house approximately 100 employees from Roxul and its sister companies.
Apr 22, 2014 10:46AM


A decade of living walls

A Canadian invention that improves indoor air quality and reduces a building’s energy costs turns 10 years old this spring. The living wall biofilter – an installation of tropical plants adorning office, academic, commercial and...
Apr 21, 2014 10:36AM


Cadillac Fairview begins geo-exchange retrofit in Vancouver property

Cadillac Fairview, partnership with Vancouver-based Fenix Energy, has begun Canada’s first geo-exchange retrofit of an occupied, mixed-use high-rise complex in a downtown core. The project is at their 777 Dunsmuir property in Vancouver,...
Apr 18, 2014 10:19AM


2014 National Urban Design Awards handed to projects in 12 cities

Cities across Canada are seeing “renewed creativity and sensitive attention being paid to the public realm,” says the jury of the 2014 National Urban Design Awards.
Apr 17, 2014 11:09AM


Canada's housing market transitioning to slower growth: Scotiabank

Canada's long housing cycle is turning. Residential investment stalled last year, as affordability constraints tempered home sales, and builders scaled back the number of new developments, and the sector will remain on a more subdued trajectory...
Apr 16, 2014 2:58PM


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