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A look at Montreal's new soccer stadium design
For architecture firms Saucier + Perrotte and Hughes Condon Marler, conjuring a design for a new soccer stadium in Montreal also meant contemplating what lay beneath development lands. What was once the former Miron limestone quarry, is land slowly transforming into one of the city’s biggest urban parks by 2020. The Stade de Soccer is part of this ecological restoration. Crowned with an elongated, cross-laminated timber roof that reflects a layer of mineral stratum, mirroring the artificial topography of the site, the new FIFA–approved facility creates an overall transparency near the struggling north-end neighbourhood of St-Michel.
Ontario proposes changes to Greenbelt growth plans
Ontario is proposing to require municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe to conduct climate change vulnerability risk assessments when they are planning or replacing infrastructure.
Alberta's new remediation guidelines in effect
Revisions to Alberta’s soil and groundwater remediation requirements came into effect on May 1, 2016.
Cut Energy Consumption with Sub-Metering
Sub-metering is more advanced and affordable than ever. Sub-metering ensures each unit pays only for the amount of energy used, creating a fair system that residents can feel good about. Here's how to turn your multi-residential building into a high performance asset.
EcoDistricts launches tool to empower sustainable neighbourhoods
EcoDistricts has launched the EcoDistricts Protocol, a rigorous, process-based framework and performance standard designed to achieve resilient community outcomes.
Inside the Sustainable Workplaces pilot program
Tenants share what they learned during their test run of BOMA Canada's new certification.
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Kengo Kuma reveals design for Vancouver tower
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma revealed plans for his firm’s first North American skyscraper, a mixed-use luxury tower in Vancouver.
LCBO head office lands sold for $260 million
Ontario is selling the LCBO head office lands near the Toronto waterfront. New offices and a 25,000-square-foot flagship retail store will both be housed in a Class AAA green office tower built to minimum LEED Gold Standard and targeted for LEED Platinum certification.

Building features that promote biking to work
Properties should feature secure parking, changing rooms and showers.
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