The technology exists today to move the world onto cleaner energy solutions, but what’s holding us up is political will.
evolv1, a commercial multi-tenant office building currently under construction in Waterloo, Ont., was designed and engineered by Stantec.
A collaboration between Canada Green Building Council and GBCI, the new organization will provide tools and services to increase the uptake of green building and business practices in Canada.
The second ‘Roadmap for Retrofits’ report recommends a move away from government grants and rebates, and focuses on market-based mechanisms developed through private, public and nonprofit collaboration.
The new standard is designed to be broadly applicable across many types of new and existing buildings, and align with recent and upcoming federal and provincial policies.
The facility has become the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world—for new construction in 2010 and now v4 existing building.
Developed by WSP for CaGBC, the report provides recommendations that will contribute to achieving a reduction in GHG emissions of at least 30% and up to 51% by 2030.
While it’s absolutely critical to address carbon as a key building performance metric, LEED v4 also provides a holistic approach to design, operations and maintenance.
Project registration for the standard will open September 5, along with full pricing and additional program details.
The 16 projects from across Canada will participate in a two-year study to further refine the emerging Standard prior to full market deployment.
WSP were the LEED Consultants on the project, which is expected to save 500,000 L of water a year.