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How Vancouver Greened its Waterfront

The Vancouver Convention Centre West holistically integrates a metropolitan downtown with one of the most spectacular natural ecosystems in North America. Completed in 2009, and certified as the world’s first LEED Platinum convention center (and recently becoming the world’s first double LEED Platinum convention center following LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance, v.4), the project weaves together architecture, interiors, urban design, and landscape in a unified piece of the urban fabric that functions literally as a living part of both the city and the harbor.

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WorldGBC launches Advancing Net Zero

The World Green Building Council launched a groundbreaking new project which aims to ensure that all buildings are “net zero” by 2050, to help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change. Advancing...

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Architecture loses a legend with passing of pioneering designer Zaha Hadid

Ms. Hadid, 65, was, you see, one of those architects whose fame and impact extended well beyond architecture, design or building construction circles. She was in that exclusive class of groundbreaking architects whose influence extended outward, creating a global brand in the neighborhood of a Calatrava, Gehry, Piano, Pei, Foster, or Koolhaas…and of predecessors such as van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Kahn. Wright may claim a neighborhood all his own, but Hadid and the others were right up the street.

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"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

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