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Inspiring Net Zero Energy Building for Sustainable Future

Inspiring Net Zero Energy Building for Sustainable Future

In Washington, D.C., buildings are responsible for 74 percent of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. As threats from climate change become more severe it has become a city priority to rein in those emissions and plan for a more sustainable future.

Waterloo, Ont., Office Takes Green Development To New Level

Waterloo, Ont., Office Takes Green Development To New Level

Cora Group's new three-storey office building in Waterloo, Ont., is expected to be a template for other green office developments. Its operation results in no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

What Will It Take to Make Buildings Carbon Neutral?

What Will It Take to Make Buildings Carbon Neutral?

Last month, 19 cities signed a declaration to make all new buildings carbon neutral by 2030. So what happens next?

Designers vs. Climate Change

Designers vs. Climate Change

Leading architects, designers, and urban planners are devising plans to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Are they our best hope for a brighter future?

Toronto’s First Vertical Forest Concept a Glass Tower Covered in Trees

Toronto’s First Vertical Forest Concept a Glass Tower Covered in Trees

Near the exclusive shopping district of Yorkville, only blocks from the hustle of midtown Toronto, is where an architect envisions the first “vertical forest in Canada,” a terraced glass tower covered in 400 four- to five-metre trees.