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April 16, 2014

Precast concrete enables net-zero homes

Constructing buildings that produce at least as much energy as they use is still a new concept, especially when working in a cold climate.

April 14, 2014

Reports delve into concrete's role in infrastructure renewal

A recent report by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) on the role of concrete in Canadian infrastructure adaptation to changing climatic conditions was scheduled to be delivered to the Cement Association of Canada in early April.

April 14, 2014

Building green with the help of concrete

The building sector, both here and worldwide, is facing an enormous challenge to address our environmental footprint and impact on climate change.

April 14, 2014

Concrete industry unites to spread sustainability message

A comprehensive collection of groups have formed the Concrete Council of Canada (CCC), a 14-member bloc that intends to educate the public about the concrete advantage.

April 9, 2014

Roundtable attempts to balance economy and environment

The B.C. government has established a roundtable of representatives from communities, industry, labour, First Nations and the environmental sector to discuss ways to balance economic development with environmental protection.

March 24, 2014

Construction is raising the roofs

It's easy to find disagreement in the construction industry about the comparative advantages of green - or vegetated - roofs and white roofs. As often happens, though, the argument is among those who have vested interests in one or the other, plus a tendency to believe that even in the world of roofing, one size fits all.

February 24, 2014

Next generation of LEED will be officially launched in June

The introduction of LEED Version 4 (v4) will take green building to the next level, announced the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

February 19, 2014

Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of February 24th, 2014

In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of February 24th, 2014.

February 5, 2014

Target opening nine more stores in Canada

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation is planning to continue its expansion into the Canadian retail shopping market this year by adding another nine locations in both eastern and western provinces.

January 29, 2014

Canada's first LEED Platinum heritage conversion underway

Construction has started on a new $200-million green office tower development at the Old Stock Exchange building in downtown Vancouver, which will be Canada's first LEED Platinum heritage conversion.

March 6, 2010

Smith Carter Architects’ office building gets LEED Platinum certification

Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Inc., a Winnipeg-based firm, has received the first LEED Platinum certification for an office building in Manitoba.

March 6, 2010

Thermal Insulation Association of Canada working toward LEED recognition

After two years of discussion with Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC) might be a step closer to gaining LEED recognition.

March 6, 2010

Port Alberni BC Hydro building shooting for LEED Gold

BC Hydro is heading for higher ground with the construction of its new 23,000-square-foot facility in Port Alberni. The development is shooting for LEED Gold certification and is aiming to use just a quarter of the energy used in an equivalent building built to current market standards.

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