Building Energy Performance Benchmarking

by Guest Blogger, Ian Theaker, Associate, at Ecolibrium Strategies Inc. Better building performance will be key to economic and environmental success in the 21st century. Impact of the Built Environment In 2009, Canada’s buildings consumed 31% of the nation’s...

Public Art in Toronto Gets Powered Up!

Great to hear that the building integrated photovoltaic system at Enwave Theatre at Harbourfront Centre was funded by the City of Toronto’s mandatory Percent for Public Art Program. Yes, there could have been more photovoltaic integrated into the building, but...

LEED 2009 Closes Loopholes But Does It Address Climate Change?

Today I had a cursory foray into LEED 2009. I like a lot of the advancements that have been made. I do think that weighting energy and water efficiency more heavily will result in a more stringent certification with a more solid reputation. But I was disappointed to...

Rejuvenating Retail on the Danforth

Today I met with James at The One Cafe, just east of Jones, on the north side of Danforth with Chris Caldwell (http://www.caldwellforcouncil.ca/), who is running in the Toronto City Council election this fall for Toronto-Danforth, Ward 29. It was a hot hazy and humid...