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Smart Walls For Smart Kids: Okanagan College Child Care Centre

Smart Walls For Smart Kids: Okanagan College Child Care Centre

Smart Walls For Smart Kids: Okanagan College Child Care Centre Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine (or SABMag for short) announced the Canadian Green Building Awards for 2018, including a personal favorite of ours among the winners: the Okanagan College Child Care Centre in Penticton, British Columbia. This project was nam … read more

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Bringing Light into a Historic Toronto Home

Bringing Light into a Historic Toronto Home

Bringing Light into a Historic Toronto Home Project Spotlight Location: Toronto, ON Project Type: Retrofit and Conversion Architect:Terrell Wong, Principal, Stones Throw Design Builder:Builder: Mark Nolan, Owner, Cildara Contracting Limited This renovation project transforms a historic build … read more

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A Tiny House Plan Proving Big Ideas

A Tiny House Plan Proving Big Ideas

A Tiny House Plan Proving Big Ideas Project Spotlight: Terran Palmer-Angell Our customers are typically interested in building better - with more concern for the environment, energy use, natural materials, and people’s health. Occasionally we have a customer with very particular and serious needs and Terran Palmer-Angell has been one … read more

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Phoenix Haus is Demystifying Passive House Construction

Builder Spotlight: Phoenix Haus Phoenix Haus is Demystifying Passive House Construction The seeds of a sustainable construction industry have been sown in North America, and it’s an exciting time to see companies sprout and prepare for the big growth spurt ahead. As builders, architects and component suppliers seek to demystify Passiv … read more

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Lightway: The Next Generation of Solar Tubes

Lightway: The Next Generation of Solar Tubes

Lightway: The Next Generation of Solar Tubes Daylighting our building interiors has many well-known benefits - as it makes us healthier and more productive at work, school, and home.  What could be better? From Emperor Hadrian's ancient Pantheon in Rome to the Johnson & Son administrative building by Frank Lloyd Wright - bringi … read more

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475 On-Site: Gramercy Passive House with ChoShields Studio

Gramercy Passive HouseOn-Site with ChoShields StudioIn Cho, principal of the New York architecture firm ChoShields Studio, gave us a thorough rundown of the firm’s recently completed Passive House project in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan. The gut renovation of this 1900's masonry building only would be a challenge, but the introduction of … read more

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