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The HIGH PERFORMANCE NEW CONSTRUCTION program provides design assistance and incentives for building owners and architects who exceed the electricity efficiency standards specified in the Ontario Building Code.
The Sustainable Built Environment Committee (SBEC) is excited to announce the release of a new original case study on the OAA Sustainable Design Webpage: North Toronto Collegiate Institute Redevelopment/Republic. Check out this amazing project!
ENTRY DEADLINE MARCH 15 - Through the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards, we’re recognizing Canadian businesses, entrepreneurs and students dedicated to improving energy efficiency in the home. The Awards give the winners an opportunity to show.....
REGISTRATION DEADLINE MARCH 24 -The 4th International Holcim Awards competition celebrates projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment and features total prize money of USD 2 million.
This collection of books offers an overview of the current issues we face, and emphasizes why sustainability is important in our practices. It also looks at current built form, space planning, technical guides, sustainable programs + energy efficiency in building systems.
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.