Sustainable Buildings & Beyond

  • From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    There’s no easy definition for “smart cities,” but by beginning to describe them, we can anticipate what’s next

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  • The heart of office: The kitchen’s crucial role in workplace wellness and productivity

    The heart of office: The kitchen’s crucial role in workplace wellness and productivity

    How designing space for mindful eating can create lasting benefits for office culture and creativity

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a livable vision for city life

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  • Don’t think big box stores can be trailblazers for sustainability? Think again.

    Don’t think big box stores can be trailblazers for sustainability? Think again.

    By taking a holistic approach to sustainable design, IKEA Halifax is optimizing environmental and financial benefits

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  • Energy efficiency is really about energy productivity—and that’s about the bottom line

    Energy efficiency is really about energy productivity—and that’s about the bottom line

    As we adopt the language of revenue growth, designers and engineers can use metrics to connect with clients where it matters to them most

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  • Creating Canada's first Net Zero institutional building in Varennes, Quebec

    Creating Canada's first Net Zero institutional building in Varennes, Quebec

    How our experts helped the city of Varennes, Quebec, overcome the challenges of building Canada’s first net-zero institutional building

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    Building reuse brings healthcare closer to the community

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  • TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?

    TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?

    Learn about the advantages of designing and building with engineered wood and mass timber in an interactive quiz.

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a living vision for city living―from the smart city discussion to affordability, congestion, and transport

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  • Going beyond green: Sustainability for seniors

    Going beyond green: Sustainability for seniors

    Read Joe Geller's article in the American Institute of Architects Magazine.

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  • Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?

    Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?

    Wall-to-wall windows might be too much of a good thing for some classrooms

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  • The future of school design: Net Zero should be the norm

    The future of school design: Net Zero should be the norm

    Alberta students want to be energy literate, so why not deliver this curriculum through the “bricks and mortar” of the school itself?

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  • How a campus master plan can help manage energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    How a campus master plan can help manage energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Thompson Rivers University proves that a university can pursue an aggressive growth plan while limiting its environmental impact

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  • Micro-lofts: Are these tiny units coming to the suburbs?

    Micro-lofts: Are these tiny units coming to the suburbs?

    Micro-lofts have been a fast-growing trend in urban areas, but can they work well in the suburbs too? Our experts share their insights.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    Designers are problem solvers. We need to have a louder voice in today’s biggest problem-solving conversations.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Why a buildings engineer may see an earth tube in your future

    From the Design Quarterly: Why a buildings engineer may see an earth tube in your future

    Ask an expert: Advancing technology means that buildings engineers are integrated into building design early in the process, which could save money in the long run

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  • Published in the Globe and Mail: Waterloo, Ont., office takes green development to new level

    Published in the Globe and Mail: Waterloo, Ont., office takes green development to new level

    The Canada Green Building Council has recognized the office, dubbed Evolv1, as the first of its kind to meet the organization’s new zero-carbon design standards.

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  • Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design

    Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design

    A comprehensive Welcome Centers program in New York redefines what’s expected of a public project

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  • From the Design Quarterly: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

    From the Design Quarterly: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

    The healing properties of natural materials aren’t the only benefit of building with wood

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  • Prefab lab systems: Concepts to optimize construction, maintenance, and flexibility

    Prefab lab systems: Concepts to optimize construction, maintenance, and flexibility

    Prefabricating multiple elements in the new Yale University Science Building eases construction and helps future-proof the research laboratory

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