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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Design drivers for a new behavioral and mental health facility

    From the Design Quarterly: Design drivers for a new behavioral and mental health facility

    How goals like “veterans first” shaped the design for a new VA building supporting a patient-centered recovery model

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How do you future-proof a stadium in the digital age?

    From the Design Quarterly: How do you future-proof a stadium in the digital age?

    Ask an expert: Senior project engineer Liliana Mironov explains the importance of electrical design for the award-winning Optus Stadium

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  • Waste not, want not: Turning human waste into a renewable-energy source for buildings

    Waste not, want not: Turning human waste into a renewable-energy source for buildings

    Tapping into wastewater can help heat buildings in the winter and cool them in the summer—saving more than 50% of energy consumption costs

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  • Stantec named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Smart City Partners

    Stantec named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Smart City Partners

    List includes organizations integrating sustainable infrastructure, advancing smart mobility, and using big data analytics to inform policy

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  • Lean design can minimize waste and maximize patient value in healthcare facilities

    Lean design can minimize waste and maximize patient value in healthcare facilities

    From visioning through design and into operations, Lean principles can eliminate challenges like supply hoarding and unnecessary waiting

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  • Structural integrity critical when repurposing old buildings for new uses

    Structural integrity critical when repurposing old buildings for new uses

    Renovating existing buildings requires a thoughtful, tailored approach to structural engineering

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    How thoughtful decisions can drive the creation of livable urban places down by the water

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