Rating Systems (LEED, Envision & More)

  • What is the PIEVC Protocol, and how can we use it to build resilient communities?

    What is the PIEVC Protocol, and how can we use it to build resilient communities?

    Protecting infrastructure from climate change and creating stronger communities with a multi-step process

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  • Why the Envision Rating System changed my infrastructure design perspective

    Why the Envision Rating System changed my infrastructure design perspective

    How one project changed the way a water and wastewater engineer thinks about design

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  • How LEED® V4 brings the entire design team together to create responsible solutions

    How LEED® V4 brings the entire design team together to create responsible solutions

    Fully integrating the project team from start to finish ensured everyone supported responsible design

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  • Will Fitwel "fit well" in the building industry?

    Will Fitwel "fit well" in the building industry?

    Healthy building standard seeks to fill attainable, affordable niche

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  • The emergence of health-focused rating systems

    The emergence of health-focused rating systems

    WELL and Fitwel meet growing demand for healthy workplaces

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  • [With Video] Living WELL: Designing a new home for hundreds with health at the heart

    [With Video] Living WELL: Designing a new home for hundreds with health at the heart

    What does wellbeing look like in a multifamily resident project? Denver’s Lakehouse provides the answers

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  • Bringing the PIEVC Protocol to Canada’s First Nations communities

    Bringing the PIEVC Protocol to Canada’s First Nations communities

    Incorporating traditional knowledge into an engineering framework to strengthen infrastructure and guard against climate change effects

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  • Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Filling Rochester’s sunken Inner Loop rights a 50-year-old transportation plan gone wrong

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Incubating campus cool

    From the Design Quarterly: Incubating campus cool

    The library becomes a hub for campus fellowship

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  • Sustainability goes beyond zero carbon—it’s about creating greater wellness for tenants

    Sustainability goes beyond zero carbon—it’s about creating greater wellness for tenants

    Evolv1 is a living example of designing spaces that benefit our minds, our bodies, and our planet

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  • Hard Hats with Heart: Giving with the community’s health in mind

    Hard Hats with Heart: Giving with the community’s health in mind

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and construction industry workers have a higher risk; it’s time to help lower risk factors

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  • The 10 sustainability trends that forward-thinking organizations have on their mind

    The 10 sustainability trends that forward-thinking organizations have on their mind

    The future office strives to be better, focus more on the people who inhabit it, and contribute to the success of the company

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  • Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Imagine a future where buildings and infrastructure are 100 percent utilized and 100 percent responsive

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Making happy cities

    From the Design Quarterly: Making happy cities

    How a passion for storytelling and the environment led a former journalist to a design career and ethos that’s beyond sustainability

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  • Practicing what we preach: Championing sustainability and wellness across Stantec

    Practicing what we preach: Championing sustainability and wellness across Stantec

    Places, people, and clients: Three reasons Stantec is now a Fitwel Champion

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  • The Chicago Google office is one of the greenest workplaces

    The Chicago Google office is one of the greenest workplaces

    Read Donald Dorsch's comments in gb&d magazine

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  • Designing and simulating for daylight

    Designing and simulating for daylight

    Read Marc Trudeau's article in Construction Canada Magazine.

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  • Resilient design for waterfront buildings: A real estate win-win in a vulnerable area

    Resilient design for waterfront buildings: A real estate win-win in a vulnerable area

    The developer's vision included top-of-market pricing, faster leasing, higher renewal, and higher occupancy rates—and a building that could rebound in three days or less after disruption

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  • Low Level Road project - Envision Platinum

    Low Level Road project - Envision Platinum

    Read ERic Dunford and Lourette Swanepoel's article in Canadian Civil Engineer Magazine (see page 12).

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  • How designing to the WELL building standard helps human health

    How designing to the WELL building standard helps human health

    Buildings are more sustainable than ever. Now it’s time to make them healthier.

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