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Urban Land Institute announces #CityResolve winner

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto announced its winning Twitter #CityResolve campaign today from over 200 individual civic resolutions submitted last week.  Judged by City of Toronto Chief City Planner and Executive Director, Jennifer...
Jan 14, 2015 12:56PM


2015 Greenest School in Canada competition launched

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools officially opened the 2015 Greenest School in Canada competition.
Jan 13, 2015 12:53PM


Finalists revealed in Toronto's inaugural Winter Stations design competition.

After reviewing nearly 200 submissions from 36 countries, the jury of the inaugural Winter Stations Competition in Toronto has selected four finalists to come to Toronto and see their designs come to life.
Jan 13, 2015 12:43PM


Competition promotes basic accessibility in Canadian housing

The Awards of Excellence in VisitAble Housing have been launched as part of the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies’ (CCDS) VisitAbility Project and will highlight and celebrate VisitAble Housing in Canada. “VisitAble...
Jan 8, 2015 10:54AM


Canadian construction employers predict increased business activity, although less than half will boost fulltime headcount

According to the fifth annual Hays Canada Salary Guide, most Canadian construction employers expect to grow their business in 2015 but less than half will boost permanent headcount. At the same time, construction firms struggle with uncertainty...
Jan 7, 2015 12:44PM


Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Ontario Parks Association, and Landscape Ontario complete a green infrastructure planning and evaluation initiative held in six communities throughout Ontario

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the Ontario Parks Association (OPA) and Landscape Ontario have completed a research and community engagement initiative funded by the Metcalf Foundation. The project developed the capacity of communities...
Jan 6, 2015 2:39PM


2014 in the rear view mirror

As we gear up and prepare ourselves for a year that looks to be as action-packed as 2014, we at Building thought it would be fun to do an ICYMI (in case you missed it) for the most-read news stories we posted in 2014. You may have missed...
Jan 5, 2015 10:47AM


RCMA merges with the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI) have merged together into one industry association which will continue to advance, promote, and expand the national and international market...
Jan 5, 2015 10:31AM


NRC looks back at 2014 energy efficiency successes

It was a busy year for NRCan’s Buildings Division – one that has had a positive impact on energy efficiency across the country. It began in January 2014 when a new website was launched, and then in June, revamped energy benchmarking...
Dec 31, 2014 11:25AM


China's property markets experienced general stability in 2014, with optimism expected for 2015: Colliers

The provincial and city-level governments, except first-tier cities, were allowed to lift home purchase restrictions in 4Q 2014. General investment sentiment will improve in 2015 following the policy relaxation, although price corrections will...
Dec 30, 2014 11:13AM


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