Sustainable & Resilient Design

  • Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city

    Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city

    How can we build smart cities that serve their citizens well? How can we use technology to ensure Toronto is a thriving, livable, and resilient city for everyone?

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  • Hitting Saskatchewan carbon targets: How to achieve, measure, and prove reduced emissions

    Hitting Saskatchewan carbon targets: How to achieve, measure, and prove reduced emissions

    In the fight against climate change, we’re working with clients to establish baseline measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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  • Published in Metro Magazine: Retrofitting garages for zero-emissions buses

    Published in Metro Magazine: Retrofitting garages for zero-emissions buses

    North American communities are switching to electric buses; here are 8 factors to consider when retrofitting bus facilities for more sustainable transit options

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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 Indigenous and northern communities shape my professional philosophy as a planner

    How Indigenous and northern communities shape my professional philosophy as a planner

    Engaging the communities we work with and aligning ourselves with their perspectives

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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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  • 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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  • Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)

    Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)

    Better health, reduced energy consumption and improved security are just some of the possibilities, proponents say

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  • What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    While no one can predict the future, experts in smart technology and urban planning say there are ways to help cities adapt and thrive

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  • [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    FEMA Risk MAP data and 3D mapping help the public visualize flood risk and support more resilient communities

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  • From Stantec ERA: The power of bringing hydropower and solar energy together

    From Stantec ERA: The power of bringing hydropower and solar energy together

    The combination of a hybrid solar and hydroelectric systems could provide new opportunities for sustainable power generation

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  • Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities

    Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities

    Technology that allows utilities to better manage energy and water flow can help urban centres adapt to growth and climate change

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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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  • 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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  • Published in Hydro Review: Samoan Islands lead renewable energy efforts

    Published in Hydro Review: Samoan Islands lead renewable energy efforts

    Two small hydro projects constructed in Samoa have increased electricity supply and helped boost hydro capacity to meet the islands renewable energy goals

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  • Published in IJHP&D: Upgrading the Salto Grande Scheme

    Published in IJHP&D: Upgrading the Salto Grande Scheme

    Rehabilitation is playing a major role in solving energy needs in South America at plants such as the Salto Grande Scheme

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  • Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Many municipalities are hoping to avert the ‘hell’ of personal autonomous vehicles for the ‘heaven’ of mobility-as-a-service

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  • Pyramid of Sustainable Design

    Pyramid of Sustainable Design

    An interactive explanation of the design process sequence for achieving NZE or NZC performance on a realistic budget

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  • An in-depth look at the new leader of the Delta Stewardship Council as published in The Water Report

    An in-depth look at the new leader of the Delta Stewardship Council as published in The Water Report

    Lisa Beutler talks to Chairwoman Susan Tatayon about her role, goals, and findings from the Delta Plan’s five-year review

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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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