Sustainable & resilient design

  • From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    Building reuse brings healthcare closer to the community

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  • 3 things to consider when designing a storm shelter for your school

    3 things to consider when designing a storm shelter for your school

    Storm shelter requirements are changing the way we approach school design. Location, critical support systems, and operations and maintenance need to be considered.

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  • How safe is safe enough for autonomous vehicles on our streets?

    How safe is safe enough for autonomous vehicles on our streets?

    AVs promise to make our roads safer, but we are still in the ‘learning curve’—here are 3 areas that can help speed their safe adoption

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  • Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    For smart cities to elevate our collective quality of life, community-minded design must be at the center of the plan

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  • What happens when 4,000 people commit to Getting to Zero?

    What happens when 4,000 people commit to Getting to Zero?

    In the spirit of Earth Day, our Stantec Buildings group committed to reduce our daily impact on the Earth; how did we do?

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  • Sustainability goes beyond zero carbon—it’s about creating greater wellness for tenants

    Sustainability goes beyond zero carbon—it’s about creating greater wellness for tenants

    Evolv1 is a living example of designing spaces that benefit our minds, our bodies, and our planet

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  • How can we improve combined sewer overflow reporting? We need a smarter approach

    How can we improve combined sewer overflow reporting? We need a smarter approach

    Tailored analytics platform technology can deliver a better informed, more proactive CSO monitoring and reporting process

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  • Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Imagine a future where buildings and infrastructure are 100 percent utilized and 100 percent responsive

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  • Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    How thoughtful approaches can influence behavior and build community

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  • Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Filling Rochester’s sunken Inner Loop rights a 50-year-old transportation plan gone wrong

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Making happy cities

    From the Design Quarterly: Making happy cities

    How a passion for storytelling and the environment led a former journalist to a design career and ethos that’s beyond sustainability

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    Energy harvesting is key to planning a Net Zero community around a farmers’ market and small-scale agriculture outside Denver

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  • Infrastructure investments pay off long term; hydropower is great place to start

    Infrastructure investments pay off long term; hydropower is great place to start

    Upgrading turbines and generators at existing hydropower plants can provide clean electricity for future generations

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  • Ohio Senate Bill 2: What organizations need to do to comply—it’s about asset management

    Ohio Senate Bill 2: What organizations need to do to comply—it’s about asset management

    Public water systems in Ohio must have an asset management program plan in place by October—it’s time to ‘plan the work’ and ‘work the plan’

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What’s the payback on solar schools?

    From the Design Quarterly: What’s the payback on solar schools?

    Energy modeling can help school districts make better financial decisions when planning new schools

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  • Resilient design for waterfront buildings: A real estate win-win in a vulnerable area

    Resilient design for waterfront buildings: A real estate win-win in a vulnerable area

    The developer's vision included top-of-market pricing, faster leasing, higher renewal, and higher occupancy rates—and a building that could rebound in three days or less after disruption

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  • Alternative water source systems: 5 things a project should consider

    Alternative water source systems: 5 things a project should consider

    Read Vijay Sundaram and Wendy Chen's article in Industrial WaterWorld.

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  • Issue 01 | The Sustainable City

    Issue 01 | The Sustainable City

    Design Quarterly | How design can set the stage for healthy communities that use fewer resources.

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  • In resiliency, if we’re not focused on data and technology, we’re in trouble

    In resiliency, if we’re not focused on data and technology, we’re in trouble

    Data collection and its impact on our risk should be a no-brainer, but is it? GIS and information management helps give a clear picture

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  • How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    3 steps utilities can take to ensure their communities are prepared for the next natural disaster

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