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Archive for 'Green Building Festival'

Build it … Greener

This morning I was inspired by a friend of mine after he sent me an article from the New York Times on passive home construction. Last week   I attended the IIDEX Green Building Festival at the Direct Energy Centre, hoping to be inspired for my dream home. Here are some of the highlights: LEED […]

Sustainability and Campuses

As a follow up to last week’s Green Building Festival Here in Toronto I thought I would talk about Green Initiatives and Sustainability on Campus. With three universities attending, U of T, York and Ryerson, I mentioned (here) that they all spoke to their campus ‘greening.’ By the time the roundtable discussions were over I […]

Green Building Festival: Day 2

Today was an exhibition and breakout sessions. Exhibitors ranged from dual-flush toilets, to Green Roof solutions, to the Ministry of the Environment and many educational institutions. The two sessions that I attended were excellent. The first was a roundtable discussion on Campus Sustainability Planning with a panel from the University of Toronto, York University and […]

Green Building Festival: Day 1

Where do I even start? Yesterday was fantastic. I learned a lot, met some great people and I’m really looking forward to today. From Malmo, Sweeden to Vancouver there were lots of great ideas to come out. The day was all lectures and our speakers were from the Netherlands, Germany, and many great Canadians. The […]

Green Building Festival 2008 – Toronto, Sept 9 & 10

This week I go back to school, maybe a week late compared to others, but I’ll take it. I’m starting a Masters of Engineering at the University of Toronto (but only part-time, I can’t quit my day job after all) This week is also the Green Building Festival here in Toronto and I am fortunate […]