Posts tagged: Green building

The Case For Pursuing Clean Energy Through Systems Thinking

By: Richard Piacentini The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) generates all of its own energy and treats all storm and sanitary water captured on-site. An integral part of the Phipps visitor experience, it is the only building to meet four of the highest green certifications: the Living Building Challenge; LEED Platinum; WELL Building Platinum; and Four-Stars Sustainable […]

Green Energy Doors Open Home Tour Gives a Glimpse of Future Living

By: Paula McCooey As the concern over climate change grows, so does the interest in energy efficient building and retrofitting. The Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) tour Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 showcases passive and net zero homes and buildings around Ottawa — as well as an Energy Showcase featuring green energy exhibits that will provide a […]

Technology and Techniques Used in Green Construction

Green construction (sustainable building) is becoming more popular due to people becoming more consciously aware of the importance to take care of the environment thanks to the green movement. In some countries, governments support green building by offering some form of funding. Unfortunately, green construction is not yet exclusive and this might be because the […]

The House of the Future: It’s Heated by Sand and Being Tested on Carleton’s Campus

  A home heated by sand? It’s just one of the enticing technologies being tested at the Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research, a glossy name for a very ordinary-looking home perched on a sunny rise at the north end of Carleton University’s campus. Visible from Bronson Avenue, the recently completed two-storey, wood-clad house is […]

Green Buildings Improve Health In Public Housing

Public housing is generally not good for your health, but newly renovated, environmentally friendly buildings could change that. By: Nathan Collins Hear the phrase “green building,” and you probably think about sustainable buildings and environmentally sound engineering. You probably don’t think about potential health benefits to public housing projects. But, a new study shows, one of green building’s many […]