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1. Industry sees promise in low-impact communities
Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking more about community scale in order to help impact decarbonization goals, such as Canada’s long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 30 per cent by 2030. Low-impact communities and their renewable energy solutions were highlighted at the recent Sustainable Built Environment Conference of the Americas in Toronto. A panel discussed how to define and inspire these innovative developments, while motivating private capital and turning vision into a market reality.
2. Canada's largest built mall since 2009 opens
Tsawwassen Mills shopping centre, the largest built in Canada since 2009, is officially open. The 180-store mall is located on aboriginal land in the Greater Vancouver Area.
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3. Shadid Khan family buys Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
A first-time hotel buyer has acquired the 259-room Four Seasons Hotel Toronto for $225 million, the highest single asset price per room transaction in Canadian history.
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4. Treadmill desks gain traction in the workplace
Just as the height-adjustable desk rose to the challenge of fighting sitting as the new smoking, the treadmill desk is adding movement to the mix. But is it possible to walk and type at the same time?
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5. Renowned Vancouver architect Bing Thom has died
Renowned Vancouver architect Bing Thom has died at the age of 75. Thom suffered a brain aneurism while on a recent trip in Hong Kong and passed away in that city on the afternoon of October 4th, according to a statement by his firm.
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