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1. Passive House poised for institutional uptake

Passive House, a voluntary standard for achieving extremely energy-efficient buildings, appears to be poised for wider uptake in institutional projects in Canada. After being largely limited to residential applications, small institutional projects are starting to reach completion and a handful of requests for proposals (RFPs) issued within the last year suggest that large institutional projects are soon to follow.

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2. Ontario candidates overstate conservation costs

The upfront costs of Ontario’s electricity conservation programs are lower than some candidates for provincial office are alleging. Read More »

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3. Canada launches multi-billion dollar housing fund

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, has announced the launch of the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), a cornerstone initiative of the federal government’s National Housing Strategy. Read More »

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4. Amazon expands its Vancouver Tech Hub
Amazon has announced plans to expand its Vancouver Tech Hub at The Post, an office and retail redevelopment that preserves the Canada Post building, one of the most important examples of Vancouver’s mid-century architecture. Read More »
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5. Public art for Calgary’s New Central Library
International artist Christian Moeller will create two pieces of public art in and around Calgary’s New Central Library, a $245 million fully-funded civic amenity in the re-emerging neighbourhood of East Village. Read More »
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