“A mix of high-tech and old-fashioned energy efficiency tactics can deliver carbon-neutral buildings, right now. But the U.S. needs to pick up the pace” writes James S. Russell for Bloomberg. Oil shortages are a hot topic since Russia invaded the Ukraine, prompting the International Energy Agency to release a 10-point-plan for cutting oil use. But the plan only … [Read more...] about Net zero building. It’s a boom!￼
“Public transportation is nothing new, but with modern technology, cities can create better infrastructures like never before.” Remix City living has many advantages with cultural attractions, restaurants and nightlife topping the list. But what are those amenities worth if you can’t get to them easily? Good infrastructure is equally as important and by that, of course, we … [Read more...] about Why transit matters.
“Sending a clear message that cars are finally taking a backseat in Toronto planning, City Council has just changed regulations for parking spots” writes Erin Nicole Davis for STOREYS. “Late yesterday, the City announced it has adopted zoning bylaw amendments that will remove most requirements for new developments to provide a minimum number of parking spaces. At the same time, … [Read more...] about More housing, less parking (in Toronto).
A bit of a technology ‘man for all seasons’, Harri Holopainen started his career in computer graphics on a Commodore 64. He worked on smart card payment systems, co-founded a small graphics software company, and even designed and implemented a prototype online gaming world, a subject he did his university thesis on. Upon graduating, he and his partners grew their … [Read more...] about Next Gen recycling.
“If you want to build something that is both affordable and sustainable,” says Jeremy McLeod, “every project manager in Melbourne will tell you you can’t do it.” Jeremy is the founding Director of Breathe Architecture, a world class architecture firm in Melbourne, Australia, delivering fabulous projects to its clients. They have built a reputation for delivering high … [Read more...] about Sustainable, affordable and beautiful.