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As the OAA building passes 20 years old, the building requires extensive maintenance, and its energy use is significantly above average for a low rise office building. OAA Council saw this as an opportunity to review all aspects of the building, including...
The Sustainable Built Environment Committee (SBEC) is excited to announce the release of a new original case study on the OAA Sustainable Design Webpage: Straw Bale Children's Teaching Kitchen. Check out this amazing project!
JUNE 2-4, 2014 - Attending the largest green building event in Canada is your best way to learn about Building Lasting Change. Whether it's through education sessions in industry-focused streams, networking with peers and potential clients...
A team of Ryerson architecture and building science students took home the top prize in the United States’ Department of Energy Challenge Home Student Design Competition held in Denver, Colorado April 26-27.
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.