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2030 Ontario Target Data

This is the 2030 Ontario Target Data chart. This data was developed in 2014, by Bob Bach, Energy Pro les Ltd. in consultation with the Ontario Association of Architect’s (OAA) Sustainable Built Environment Committee (SBEC).

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Trim Tab

This quarterly, online magazine from the International Living Future Institute, contains articles, interviews and news on the issues, designs and people that are truly transforming the built environment.

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Building Green

Building Green is an independent publishing company that has provided green design information for building professionals since 1992.

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Building Science

Building Science provides objective, high-quality information about commercial and residential buildings.

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Design for Reuse Primer

This primer explores in-depth 15 successful projects from different typologies. Researched and edited by Public Architecture a national non-profit organization.

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Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre

The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre is the first facility of its kind in the world focused entirely on providing an experiential learning environment for electric vehicles.

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COMcheck

An Ontario version of the envelope trade-off software COMcheck is now available for your use. This software replaces the software ENV-STD formerly issued with ASHRAE Standard 90.1, but not issued with the 2010 release.

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The AIA COTE Top Ten Awards

Award site for the American Institute of Architect's Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Green Projects.

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Green Building Advisor

General and specific information about green building including basics, product reviews, forum, blog and premium articles available with a subscription.

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MIT Open Courseware in Architecture

MIT began publishing its educational materials from all of its courses freely and openly on the Internet in 2011. Ten years later, OCW has shared materials from more than 2000 courses.

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Canada Green Building Council

Their mission is to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada.

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Green Source Magazine

GreenSource covers the sustainable design of commercial buildings and green homes, environmental building projects, LEED projects, and green-building.

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Whole Building Design Guide

One-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective.

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Inhabitat

A sustainability portal for architecture and allied professions, architecture, interior design and product design.

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The Athena Institute

A collection of resources and tools for practitioners of sustainable design

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The Ontario Green Policy Hub (OGPH)

A one-stop, searchable on-line resource for sustainability policies by Ontario municipalities.

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Green Building Map

The Greater Toronto Chapter Canada Green Building Council has put together an ever-evolving interactive map of Ontario's green building landscape. Included are all the buildings that have achieved LEED Certification in Ontario.

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Slides

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Sustainable Design Part One: Building An Environmental Ethic

What is Sustainable Design?

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Mining LEED for Carbon

Carbon Neutral Design

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Preparing for the 2030 Challenge

The Leap to Zero Carbon

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Digital Tools

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Graphisoft EcoDesigner

An energy evaluation tool for architects — an add-on software for ArchiCAD, Graphisoft's BIM application — which aims to provide information about a building's energy performance at the early design phases giving fast feedback for architects on the energy efficiency and sustainability of certain design alternatives.

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HEED Home Energy Efficient Design 4.0

This new easy-to-use program shows you how much energy and money you can save by making various Design or Remodeling changes to your home. You can easily draw in the floorplan of your own house, then click and drag your windows to their correct location. You can select from lists of standard wall and roof construction.

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MIT Design Advisor

Quick, visual comparisons are needed for early-stage design. The MIT Design Advisor is a tool which allows you to describe and simulate a building in less than five minutes. No technical experience or training is needed. An annual energy simulation can be run in less than a mintute, and graphical results are immediately available for review.

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Documents

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High Performance Wall Assemblies (Four Walls)

WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION SERIES BY SBEC

This Bulletin Series provides an introduction to high performance wall assemblies (Four Walls) and material selection from science-based, peer-reviewed solutions that can lower energy and carbon usage.

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NRCan Screening Tool

BY STEPHEN POPE

Expectations for Energy Efficiency Measures.

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Performance of Architectural Systems

BY STEPHEN POPE

A simple approach to building services sizing based on the peak load leads to oversized heating and cooling systems that run well below their optimum efficiency. The peak conditions only occur on a few days in a year with the majority of time building loads being significantly (even less than half) smaller. Since the calculations used for peak day design apply at any time of the year, it would be.

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OAA Green Roof Bulletin

2009 DECEMBER

 

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2011 LEED Canada Buildings in Review

ANNUAL SUPPLEMENT BY SABMAG

This supplement serves as a great public record of all buildings and interiors in Canada that have obtained LEED certification in 2011.

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