Category Archives: Sustainable Conservation

Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour – Chaudiere Islands Heritage District: From Indigenous To Industrial

October 6, 2:00 PM – MEET: former Bronson Co. Office (historicplaces.ca), 150 Middle Street, east off of Booth Street on Victoria Island. Cost: $10 ($5 for Heritage Ottawa Members) The area around the Chaudière Falls has been the core of our Region’s economic life from aboriginal times until the present: … Continue reading Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour – Chaudiere Islands Heritage District: From Indigenous To Industrial

Halifax Herald: Project banks on heritage

An ambitious development unveiled Tuesday will transform a downtown Halifax block. “We just think it’s time to redevelop these buildings,” said Wolfgang Thiel, president of Robin Halifax Holdings Ltd., the family-owned company that owns Royal Bank Tower and the block on which it stands. The planned 500,000-square- foot, twin-tower development, called … Continue reading Halifax Herald: Project banks on heritage

Ottawa Citizen: Realtor Pitches Eco-districts as a Way to Lure Businesses Downtown

 A stretch of central Ottawa might soon be defined by its dedication to environmental sustainability. Separate efforts are underway to create what are known as eco-districts — one in the western portion of downtown Ottawa, and another on Chaudière and Victoria islands on the Ottawa River just north of downtown. … Continue reading Ottawa Citizen: Realtor Pitches Eco-districts as a Way to Lure Businesses Downtown

Preservation Green Lab: Value of Building Reuse

This groundbreaking study, The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse, concludes that, when comparing buildings of equivalent size and function, building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction. The report’s key findings offer policy-makers, building owners, developers, architects and engineers compelling evidence of … Continue reading Preservation Green Lab: Value of Building Reuse

Preservation Green Lab: District Energy & Eco-districts

Overview As carbon reduction targets become increasingly more aggressive, older and smaller urban buildings are likely to encounter particular challenges in installing the advanced heating, cooling and renewable energy systems needed to meet these goals because of limitations related to their size and structure. The Green Lab is advancing the … Continue reading Preservation Green Lab: District Energy & Eco-districts