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Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

...Toronto has legislation coming into effect April 30, 2012 that will require all residential, commercial and institutional buildings over 2000 square metres to p...

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto
Policy and Regulations

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...Toronto’s New Laneway Suite Program bylaw gives hope for Tiny Homes After buying a home on Manning Ave in 2018, like many Toronto residents Gal Reuveni though...

New ecoMetrics Tool Unveiled at CaGBC Conference

Diamond Schmitt Architects creates tool to compare energy use data across building types

...Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects is taking a leadership role in the development of a sustainable design databank focused on energy-use reduction. The fi...

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First Retrofit IREE Certification

...Toronto supports housing for over 37,000 people at 12 housing sites. As cities strive to improve housing affordability and reduce building emissions, infrastruc...

Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale, the world's first vertical forest

...Toronto, but in half the area. Known as Italy’s industrial and design capital, it’s a dynamic city rich in culture, but is also considered one of the most pollu...

New Tiny House Laws in San Jose California Passed
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California

...Toronto from May 2020. Now we just heard that the laws for siting tiny homes on wheels in San Jose, California is to be updated too, great news for those lookin...