Sunday, February 16, 2020

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McGill outlines plan to reach Carbon neutrality by 2040

On Dec. 1, McGill University launched its Climate and Sustainability Action Plan. As the product of the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy’s consultations with over 500 McGill community members, the Action Plan outlines two long-term goals for the university: Obtaining a Platinum Ranking from the Sustainability…

Ontario passes legislation to modernize construction laws

December 5, 2017 1:15 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Today, Ontario passed legislation to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the construction sector. The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 includes new prompt payment rules to ensure Ontario construction businesses and workers get…

Technology: A look at a solar window that generates energy

We already know that solar cells can be embedded in just about anything from wallpaper to stained glass, but a new solar window prototype from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is making headlines for its ability to responsively harness the power of the sun. The…

Expansion Cityline Wins Best of Canada Award

Teknion Corporation today announced that its new Expansion Cityline furniture system won a Best of Canada product award in the annual Best of Canada design competition sponsored by Canadian Interiors magazine. “The 2017 Best of Canada judges all agreed that Expansion…

Outdoor Design – The difference between hardscape and softscape

You’ve most likely heard of landscape before, but you may be less familiar with its two main components: hardscape and softscape. As their names imply, hardscape refers to the hard, non-horticultural elements that are incorporated into a landscape—that is, the paving, planters, walkways,…