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UBC facility sets green campus standard
At the University of British Columbia, a new student union building has sparked a culture of sustainability. After almost 13 years of intense interactive workshops, planning and goal-setting, the DIALOG + B+H Architects’ $107 million AMS Student NEST is a beacon to other campuses across Canada looking to reduce their environmental footprint.
BOMA Toronto informs future energy reporting law
The Ministry of Energy has revised a draft of Ontario's Bill 135, a future energy reporting and benchmarking law. The proposal will be posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry until April 10, 2016, so stakeholders can offer more feedback before legislation is finalized.
FCM gets $75 million for low-carbon investments
Canada has announced $75 million in new funding for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to reduce emissions and build resilient, low-carbon communities.
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.
Ontario unveils cap-and-trade program details
Ontario unveiled details of its cap-and-trade program, the government’s solution to cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and boosting the economy. The province has long proclaimed that putting a price on carbon and charging polluters will prompt them to create more innovative, investable, clean energy alternatives.
U.K. doctors predict new indoor air pollutants
Burgeoning technologies may also come with unforeseen environmental contaminants and health impacts warns a new study from the United Kingdom’s Royal College of Physicians.
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Montreal hospital first in Quebec to receive LEED Gold (NC)
The McGill Healthcare Infrastructure Group (MHIG) and McGill University Health Centre have announced the Glen site project is the first hospital in Quebec to have achieved LEED Gold NC (New Construction) certification by the Canada Green Building Council.
Acton Quarry is world's first certified aggregate site
The CRH Canada’s Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry is the world’s first quarry to earn certification as a supplier of responsibly sourced stone, sand and gravel.

The importance of daylighting in building design
Natural light is one of the most important elements in architecture, helping to transform spaces and save energy. Here are some ways to incorporate light into existing buildings.
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