Sustainable Buildings & Beyond

  • Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Wellness & active lifestyles

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  • 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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  • Designing with non-toxic materials, an interactive guide

    Designing with non-toxic materials, an interactive guide

    Click around this interactive guide to choosing healthy materials for interior spaces.

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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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  • 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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  • Published in PRISM: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

    Published in PRISM: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 ways to achieve a healthier work space now and after COVID-19

    5 ways to achieve a healthier work space now and after COVID-19

    Design founded on empathy and safety can help inform a healthier working environment for building occupants

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  • The level-up strategy: Responding to sea level rise in coastal communities

    The level-up strategy: Responding to sea level rise in coastal communities

    To adapt to the growing threat of floods, low-lying communities must change the way they build

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  • [With Video] From the Design Quarterly: How can lighting design influence wellness?

    [With Video] From the Design Quarterly: How can lighting design influence wellness?

    Ask an expert: Lighting design discipline lead Rachel Fitzgerald explains how new research is influencing our application of lighting for well-being

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  • How do office sounds impact design? Hint: Not all sound in the workplace is bad

    How do office sounds impact design? Hint: Not all sound in the workplace is bad

    A smart workplace design conversation means understanding the role acoustics play in the workplace

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  • Great lighting design—a key to an immersive experience and occupant well-being

    Great lighting design—a key to an immersive experience and occupant well-being

    When working as part of a collaborative team, lighting designers can maximize the overall impact and functionality of building projects

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world

    From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world

    Today’s urban communities are challenged by crumbling infrastructure. As our cities densify, exploring systems thinking is critical to a resilient future.

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  • Published in Alaska Business: The art of architecture

    Published in Alaska Business: The art of architecture

    Finding the balance between form and function can be especially challenging in northern climates

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