Join us on July 28th from 9:30am – 11:00am for a webinar from SBC and SolarWall!
How a building is designed, built, maintained, operated and used can have significant financial, environmental and social impact. In order to affect real change, a holistic and integrated understanding of and approach to the built environment is required, including multiple stakeholders.
Join us on June 20th for a presentation of the recent report Irreversible Extreme Heat: Protecting Canadians and Communities From a Lethal Future.
Where the most innovative minds in sustainable building meet!
SBC’s signature annual event takes place in-person & online on November 1st, 2022.
Sustainable Buildings Canada is pleased to announce that in 2022 we will be supporting 3 college students in the pursuit of their educational goals. After a review of potential candidates, SBC has selected the following individuals as recipients of a $1,000 bursary…
When it comes to energy efficiency, most commercial buildings in Canada’s largest cities are behind the curve. In fact, many of these structures in Vancouver and Toronto predate modern building codes. However, according to Mike Singleton, Executive Director of Sustainable Buildings Canada, gradual — and economic — retrofits can make a world of difference, as well as augment a building’s value.
Tougher rules on greenhouse gas emissions for new buildings will kick in on May 1 in Toronto as part of the city’s battle against climate change.
For Immediate Release
Toronto April 22, 2022. According to Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) there has never been a
better time for building owners and operators to invest in improving their aging building
infrastructure. The non-profit organization points to numerous government incentives and
commitments recently outlined in the 2022 federal budget as reasons to act now. In addition,
rising energy costs and increased climate events have made the case for investing now in our
aging buildings even more urgent.
Tiny homes are touted as a way to create affordable housing alternatives, but in the Greater Toronto Area where land costs are exorbitant and such an innovation is consequently stymied, the solution becomes economies of scale.
Laneway houses and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are increasingly popular building forms to address the need for densification and increasing the availability of housing in urban areas. Simultaneously, tiny houses are being incorporated into the mainstream building lexicon and being touted as a strategy to increase affordable housing availability. As these building forms become incorporated into planning policies, there are significant challenges and opportunities faced by property owners, builders, planners and other municipal officials.