Canadian Consulting Engineer

Green building

  • AECOM CEO joins Nexii’s board of directors

    June 25, 2020 by CCE

    Michael S. Burke, chair and CEO of infrastructure firm AECOM, has been appointed to the board of directors for Nexii, a Vancouver-headquartered supplier of ‘green’ building materials. “As the impacts of the climate crisis and urbanization mount, it’s essential we

  • News Buildings

    CaGBC encourages zero-carbon ‘upskilling’ for engineers in construction

    May 8, 2020 by CCE

    A new Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) report highlight gaps in ‘zero-carbon’ training for engineers and other professionals in the building industry. Titled Accelerating to Zero: Upskilling for Engineers, Architects and Renewable Energy Specialists, the study establishes an industry baseline

  • News Buildings

    CaGBC grants second ZCB certification for evolv1

    April 23, 2020 by CCE

    The Cora Group’s evolv1 in Waterloo, Ont., has become only the second building to earn the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) certifications for both design and performance, following the example of Mohawk College‘s Joyce Centre for

  • Feature Buildings

    The next evolution of warehouses

    February 12, 2020 by Peter Saunders

    Can heating bills reach $0?

  • News Buildings

    MUHC achieves second LEED Gold certification

    January 10, 2020 by CCE

    Montreal-based McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC’s) Glen site has become the first hospital in Quebec to be twice certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has awarded the certification to the

  • News Buildings

    Engineers ‘push the envelope’ at The Buildings Show

    December 13, 2019 by Peter Saunders

    “Engineers are capturing more of the construction industry through the building envelope,” Nova Scotia’s Gary Ruitenberg, P.Eng., commented in an interview with Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, a few days after attending Informa’s The Buildings Show at the Metro Toronto Convention

  • Natalie Leonard, P.Eng., brings passive homes into the mainstream

    December 2, 2019 by CCE

    Canada’s first certified Passive House (PH) consultant and builder has completed more than 100 projects that are net-zero-ready.

  • LEED v4 tops 1,000 projects in Canada

    November 21, 2019 by CCE

    The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is celebrating a new milestone as the total number of Canadian project registrations for the fourth version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification surpasses 1,000. LEED is already the world’s most

  • News Buildings

    Halifax’s Tribute Tower, built to resist progressive collapse, earns LEED Silver

    November 5, 2019 by CCE

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) new Tribute Tower project for Stadacona at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification earlier this year. The project, which combines 12 storeys of accommodations with three

  • News Buildings

    CaGBC offers recommendations to new federal government

    October 23, 2019 by CCE

    In the wake of this week’s federal election, which the Liberal Party won with a minority government, the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) advocacy team has offered recommendations for moving the building industry toward a lower-carbon future. “Canadians call for

  • Endress+Hauser facility in Burlington pursues three sustainability certifications

    October 11, 2019 by CCE

    Engineers at mcCallumSather and WSP are helping Endress+Hauser Canada target three major sustainability certifications—i.e. net-zero energy, the Zero Carbon Building Standard and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold through the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)—for the company’s new

  • News

    Greenbuild Chicago: Human x Nature

    June 20, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Tens of thousands of attendees gather at the conference every year from across the green building sector, spanning commercial and residential professionals, architects, building owners

  • News

    Building Lasting Change: Canada Green Building Council

    April 6, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    Building Lasting Change is Canada’s largest green building conference and is known for activating connections, delivering world class learning opportunities and cultivating inspiration and innovation. Building actionable solutions to climate change is the focus of Building Lasting Change 2017, with

  • News

    Green Building Festival 2017

    February 23, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    Form Follows Nature: Building a Net Positive Environment The world’s most advanced buildings and cities are eliminating carbon and making positive contributions to energy, air and water. Discover the processes, problems and solutions that result in projects that do more

  • The Green Drinks Phenomenon

    August 24, 2016 by Interview by CCE

    Jim Lord runs Green Drinks Toronto, a casual monthly event where up to 400 people who are interested in sustainability issues might drop by.