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BY DANNY HARVEY Human civilization and societies, with their accompanying needs for energy, water, materials and nutrients, can be regarded as “sustainable” they can continue indefinitely, the ultimate limit being set by the expected remaining lifespan of a habitable Earth, which is about 1 billion years. It practical...
The OAA Sustainable Built Environment Committee (SBEC) is excited to announce the release of two new original case studies on the OAA Sustainable Design Webpage: + HOUSE and The House on Limekiln Line. Check out these amazing projects by OAA members.More »
Toronto's City Planning division has produced a new resource called Guidelines for Biodiverse Green Roofs, detailing best practices for promoting biodiversity on green roofs in Toronto.
June 4-6, 2013 Without staying informed, expanding traditional thinking, and adapting to new ideas – no real change is possible. Our industry is constantly pushing itself forward with new thinking that is changing..More »
Sustainable design aspires to create a common future where impending generations ability to meet their own needs are not compromised. This hinges on our ability to protect environmental quality, and thus quality of life. This is a future dependent upon making decisions today that protect or improve environmental quality. Building ecologically sensitive, highly efficient, sustainable buildings and communities is an enormous part of this challenge.