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THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 TRENDING STORIES
1. Canada's 1st BRE Innovation Park kicks off soon
At the Living City Campus at Kortright in Woodbridge, Ontario, roughly 15 kilometres north of Toronto, a BRE Innovation Park will soon rise to become a ground-breaking environmental demonstration, research and education centre for the Canadian construction industry. The first North American BRE Innovation Park, which breaks ground at the end of February, will be a 'sandbox' for inventive solutions to low carbon buildings and sustainable neighbourhood developments, further accelerating the commercialization and adoption of green building products and services into the Canadian mainstream.
 
2. Ottawa's National Arts Centre breaks ground
The National Arts Centre (NAC), located in Ottawa, recently held a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate its upcoming $100-million architectural revival. Read More »
 
3. Targeted tax back on Toronto CRE industry radar
The city of Toronto’s renewed contemplation of its special revenue-generating powers has real estate industry advocates proactively calling for a role in any future discussions. Read More »
 
4. Tackling B.C.'s affordable housing deficit
The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) is concerned that the budget isn’t doing enough to address B.C.’s affordable housing deficit, despite it looking good on paper. Read More »
 
5. Green construction and retrofits on the upswing
Energy conservation is identified as the key motive for green construction and retrofits, surpassing all other reasons cited in newly released global survey results. Read More »
 
 
 
 
     
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