Sustainable Suburbs

SAB Magazine

In 2011, for the first time in nearly a century, the rate of urban population growth outpaced suburban growth, reversing a trend that began with the invention of the automobile.

Sustainable Design Showcase

SAB Magazine

The recent Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games provided a showcase for Canadian athletes, and at the same time a showcase for Canadian green design.

Sustainable Design Showcase

SAB Magazine

The recent Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games provided a showcase for Canadian athletes, and at the same time a showcase for Canadian green design.

Creating and Sustaining Innovation

Collaborative Construction

Discarding the Backwards Bike the industry uses to procure planning, design and construction services is a good first step. Innovation in business revolves around creation of value. Exercises that fail to add value to an enterprise rarely qualify as innovation.

Project Management + Sustainability: FAQ

Stok

“What will it take to achieve the sustainability goals of our project?” As a firm that provides integrated Construction Management and Sustainability Consulting , we have insight into how to prepare for a sustainability pursuit and how to manage expectations along the way.

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Why Sustainable Design Should Matter More than Ever to Toronto Custom Home Builders

BRIKS Design-Build Group

It has a minimalistic design that feels calming in nature and serene almost immediately upon entering. House DesignReady to be transported to your future custom home in Toronto? Pristine marble tile in your front entranceway glints as you walk in the front door.

Recipe for a Sustainable Building

Construction Marketing

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has recently released new design guidelines to integrate NYCHA properties into a larger community and reduce their environmental impact.

New Sustainable Projects Exhibit in 2017 AIA Contract Documents

Green Building Law Update

Last week the American Institute of Architects released the 2017 edition of the A201 family of contract documents, including updated versions of the AIA’s documents developed for the design-bid-build delivery model. The use of an exhibit for sustainable projects is new.

FITWEL may be the Future of Building Sustainability

Green Building Law Update

The well being of building occupants is increasingly being described as the number one driver of sustainability. The aims for a sustainable buildings have shifted in the U.S. After a review is completed, a FITWEL rating is designated for the building.

Callison launches sustainable design tool with 84 proven strategies

BD+C

Global architecture and design firm Callison announced the release of Matrix by Callison , a comprehensive online sustainable design tool.

Family Experiments with Sustainable Living

Jetson Green

Helly Scholten of Holland has been living in an experimental sustainable house with her family since June 2015. The Scholten family will live in it for 3 years in order to experience and explore sustainable ways to live. Sustainable Rooftop Living.

BRIKS | Why Sustainable Design Should Matter More than Ever to Toronto Custom Home Builders

BRIKS Design-Build Group

It has a minimalistic design that feels calming in nature and serene almost immediately upon entering. Ready to be transported to your future custom home in Toronto? Pristine marble tile in your front entranceway glints as you walk in the front door.

Sustainable Co-working Space in the Himalayas

Jetson Green

The buildings themselves were designed in collaboration with local craftsmen and residents. Local architecture of the area favors large verandas and overhangs, and these were also be incorporated into the design of the retreat. Village of Sustainable Homes in Norway is Well Underway.

Living Sustainably in a Dumpster

Jetson Green

He has transformed a dumpster into a home and plans to live in it for a full year, so that he can learn as much as he can about sustainable living. Jeff Wilson of the Huston-Tillotson University in Texas has embarked on a very unique and special experiment.

Sustainable Modular Prefab Home

Jetson Green

Ecoliv is an Australian modular builder, which makes truly sustainable homes from the ground up. The home they unveiled at the 2014 Sustainable Living Festival is a 746 square foot (69.29 sq m) structure, which sports a wide array of sustainability features outside and in.

Super Sustainable Renovation of a Cottage

Jetson Green

The renovation was done by Fourth Pig and Stone’s Throw Design and the end result is a nearly passive home, which boasts of a number of sustainable features and looks amazing inside and out. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: A Modern and Sustainable Home Renovation.

Regenerative Design in Practice

SAB Magazine

The quest for a sustainable architecture must ultimately embrace the challenge of ecological regeneration.

The future of sustainable and affordable housing

Geniebelt

Global warming is one of the main reasons why sustainable housing is ideal for future construction. Sustainable homes do not only help the environment by reducing the overall environmental impact during and after construction, but it contributes towards many social and economic benefits.

Bioswale – Design, Applications and Advantages

The Constructor

Environmental Engg Water Resources Water Supply Biofiltration swales Bioswales Drainage system Low Impact development Sustainable developmentA Bioswale or biofiltration swale is a narrow strip of a vegetated area that redirects and filters stormwater. A typical bioswale is long, linear and.

Sustainable Design of Recreation facilities

SAB Magazine

Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC Arenas Best practices for energy and resource conservation Chi Nguyen Credit Union Place environmental footprint Innisfil Recreation Complex LEED-certified sports complexes in Canada PERSIST Port Colborne Health and Wellness Centre Recreation facilities Refrigeration systems Robert Allen Summerside Wellness Centre Sustainable Design of Recreation facilities

5 of the Most Sustainable Buildings of 2017

Surveyor

Earlier this year we talked about the importance of sustainability in construction , and how buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of energy usage across the globe. Designed as part of the Living Building Challenge , the R.W.

The nation's capital of sustainable design

BD+C

Based on the dense concentration of wealth, infrastructure, and people located in urban areas, it makes sense that the sustainable transformation of the world’s cities has become a focus of the climate change movement Cities are the laboratories of innovation that power the world. They also hold the key to avoiding the most devastating impacts of climate change. Major cities, like Washington, D.C.,

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Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability - Designed to be the most sustainable building in North America

SAB Magazine

Located on a dense site next to ‘Sustainability Street’ at the University of British Columbia, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability [CIRS] houses 200 researchers from private, public, and NGO sectors, who work together with the common mission of accelerating sustainability.

Introducing sustainable design early leads to more resilient projects

BD+C

Ten years ago, the goal was to convince clients that sustainable design was the solution to climate change. Those days are gone. Now, the majority of our clients have a deep understanding that climate change, air pollution, water quality, and deforestation are threatening the future of our cities. They also know that the built environment plays a significant role as both the cause and the solution

1,500th Envision Sustainability Professional Credentialed

Green Building Law Update

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure announced that earlier this week it reached the milestone of 1,500 Envision Sustainability Professionals who have been credentialed in the use of the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system. Envision LEED Sustainability

Sustainable Floating Home

Jetson Green

The so-called WaterNest 100 was designed by architect Giancarlo Zema and is one of the most sustainable and green floating homes around. Green and Sustainable Prefab Home.

Sustainable Rooftop Living

Jetson Green

Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.

Sustainable Urban Farm

Jetson Green

The food production methods currently in place are not very sustainable at all. Sustainable Shipping Container Center in Albuquerque. Green Building city farm green building modern design urban farm urban farming urban food production

Are self-sustaining eco-communities the future?

Jetson Green

There is no longer any doubt left that finding more sustainable ways to live are crucial to ensure the continued survival of our planet. It will consist of several eco-villages, which will be built to be completely self-sustaining from the ground up.

Sustainable Woodland Living Meets Upscale Urban Atlanta Contemporary Design

Jetson Green

How can you live sustainably just miles from a major of a heavily urbanized city like Atlanta and still feel like you have your own weekend getaway retreat? Bright Beads Pendant Lights Showcase Sustainable Design for LED and EE Lighting.

BIG unveils vision for a sustainable, floating city

BD+C

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) recently unveiled its vision for Oceanix City, a man-made ecosystem designed to grow, transform, and adapt organically over time, evolving from neighborhoods to cities with the possibility of scaling indefinitely.

Sustainable Wooden Home

Jetson Green

Living small isn’t for everyone, but this wooden house is a prime example of just how an open plan design and plenty of large windows can make a home appear more spacious than it is.

The Most Sustainable Classroom

Jetson Green

The aim of this project was to provide a sustainable, inspiring and healthy space for educational purposes, and it is one of only such classrooms in the US. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Eco-House is Sustainable Building at its Best.

Luxurious and Sustainable Hotel

Jetson Green

It is sustainable from the ground up and clearly demonstrates that comfort and luxury does not necessarily need to the sacrificed for sustainability. Eco-Tourism Meets Sustainable Architecture.

Toward Sustainable Communities

SAB Magazine

Among the many factors that helped advance the sustainable design movement in Canada over the last decade was the realization that the construction and operation of buildings accounted for almost 40% of our annual GHG emissions.

New AIA contract document designates responsibilities for sustainable projects

BD+C

American Institute of Architects’ 2017 updates of contract documents provide detailed guidelines on how to devise and assign responsibility for sustainable elements of a construction project.

Opportunity Zones: Opportunities for Sustainable Development

Stok

With myriad takes (from Bisnow to the IRS ) tackling the particulars of the program, you may be wondering: where does sustainability fit into Opportunity Zones? For city officials, OZs are a chance to work with developers to help realize an optimized vision for OZ-designated neighborhoods.

Eco-Tourism Meets Sustainable Architecture

Jetson Green

Earlier this year a team of students from the University of Technology in Trondheim designed a very sustainable hut as part of a design- and building workshop. Each hut is designed to function completely off-the-grid.

The annual guide of products and services for sustainably-designed projects

SAB Magazine

The annual guide of products and services for sustainably-designed projects.

Engineered wood provides sustainable options, cost savings, and design flexibility

BD+C

When commercial and residential designers are looking for structural beams that provide stability and strength, engineered wood is an attractive option, offering cost savings and an opportunity to showcase wood’s intrinsic beauty. Whether the project’s objectives include sustainability, cost savings, or structural alternatives for innovative design, many designers and developers choose engineered wood to help achieve those goals.