Sustainable Buildings & Beyond

  • From the Design Quarterly: Retrofitting today’s buildings for a sustainable future

    From the Design Quarterly: Retrofitting today’s buildings for a sustainable future

    Most existing buildings will still be in use 50 years from now. Retrofitting for sustainability is critical to a low-carbon future.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Are net zero energy and net zero carbon buildings a must-have?

    From the Design Quarterly: Are net zero energy and net zero carbon buildings a must-have?

    The approaches, markets, and tools for sustainability are evolving—and net zero is an attainable goal

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    What's driving the global push for sustainable buildings and what are the tools and techniques we can use to create Net Zero Carbon and Net Zero Energy buildings?

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thinking outside the “austere” box: Reimagining government facility design

    Thinking outside the “austere” box: Reimagining government facility design

    Government agencies are breaking tradition amidst tightening purse strings and competitive labor markets to lead the way with sustainable and engaging design

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Digitally modeling cost-effective sustainable solutions

    From the Design Quarterly: Digitally modeling cost-effective sustainable solutions

    Using the latest in digital tools, designers and engineers can achieve sustainable building performance on a budget

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Teaching nature via outdoor spaces and sustainable design

    From the Design Quarterly: Teaching nature via outdoor spaces and sustainable design

    Whether it’s an outdoor learning center or using the school building as a teaching tool, educators are embracing sustainable design in their curriculum

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  • New York City is fighting climate change—and the clock is ticking to update its buildings

    New York City is fighting climate change—and the clock is ticking to update its buildings

    New York City recently passed the most progressive climate legislation for buildings in any city worldwide. Here’s what you need to know.

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  • What can smart buildings do for the environment?

    What can smart buildings do for the environment?

    Sensors, data, and automation can serve a higher purpose, but only if we design them to

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    Cities that have higher density are inherently more sustainable—and they are generally more livable, too

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  • How can we optimize evolving lighting design to enhance health and well-being?

    How can we optimize evolving lighting design to enhance health and well-being?

    In an industry disrupted by changing technology, designers must take a holistic approach to integrate innovative concepts without compromising fundamentals

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  • Let it rain: A holistic plan for water use and reuse in a sustainable building

    Let it rain: A holistic plan for water use and reuse in a sustainable building

    Denver Water’s new complex pushes the boundaries of sustainability with its innovative water efficiency

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