Tag Archives: Ottawa

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