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Mass Timber’s Carbon Impact

Though mass timber offers many benefits over traditional building materials, its renewable nature and negative carbon impact are perhaps the most exciting. Turning trees into […]

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Mass Timber Market in Canada and Beyond

In our recent blog introducing mass timber, we shared why we are excited about mass timber and why it has such great potential to transform […]

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Beyond Energy Efficiency

How a focus on low carbon materials can set your green building apart As energy-efficient green buildings and their associated certifications like LEED have become […]

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What is Mass Timber and Why Should Canada Lead the Industry?

When we talk about a bold new green technology that could radically transform our society, the mind goes first to renewable energies, biodegradable plastics, electric […]

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Green Stimulus: Support the economy, boost local jobs and cut carbon with upfront carbon caps on infrastructure projects

With the economy severely battered by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the government of Canada is taking unprecedented action to support Canadian workers and businesses. As […]

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Toronto’s first resilience strategy needs broad societal and political support to protect against ‘hotter, wetter, and wilder’ future

The City of Toronto released its first Resilience Strategy earlier this month. The strategy sets out a vision, goals, and actions to help Toronto survive, […]

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Changes in LEED v4.1 make life cycle assessment and embodied carbon management more flexible

You’ve probably heard of a “LEED Building”; you may even live or work in one. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most […]

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Climate Change Series: Building and Construction Industry

In this third edition of our blog series on the implication of climate change for various sectors, we will be exploring the issues as they […]

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Embodied Carbon Developments Roundup: Shifting from Reporting to Meaningful Action

Action on addressing embodied carbon has continued to grow since our last roundup blog in December 2017. Embodied carbon refers to upstream and downstream building emissions, […]

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Engineers Canada Releases National Guideline: Principles of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Engineers

In Canada, individual provinces and territories have complete authority to regulate the practice of engineering. Engineers Canada is a national organization that assists the twelve […]

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