Sustainable Buildings Canada calls on industry to accelerate
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.
Green Building Festival – 2021
Sustainability, regeneration and resilience have given the building community many ways to think about and react to the longer wave of climate change. But if climate change is like a tumultuous tide, COVID-19 is like a quick, fierce tsunami. It foreshadows the acceleration of change that we will be facing and reminds us: we need […]
Economies of Scale Touted as Solution to Making Tiny Homes Affordable
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.
SBC Webinar: Laneway, ADU & Tiny Home Residences
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.
‘Wrapping these buildings in a nice, warm sweater’: Edmonton retrofit first of its kind
Bees buzz between tomato plants, rows of Swiss chard and flowering zucchinis. Defend Alberta Parks signs dapple the Sundance Cooperative Housing property, between porches with lines of pegged drying laundry. Scaffolding surrounds one faded colourful townhouse and construction workers compare measurements.