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A Green Globes primer

I read with interest Brant Olson's article titled "Beware of free margaritas," (Building, February/March 2007) discussing green building certification systems available in the U.S. Based on comments made in that article, I would like to…

Building angles

The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal presents a striking image of interlocking prismatic forms. For the building and design team, completing the Crystal was a taxing job.The erection of the structural steel was one of the first major challenges for…

turning brown into gold

When an estimated 2,800 international athletes and officials descend on Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, they will be housed in a brand new residential community built on the last remaining large tract of…

It’s about people

This is a concept so obvious it is often left out of the discussion. And that can be a problem. In our enthusiasm to laud the newest architectural designs and construction methodology those who create buildings (and those who follow their…

Biofuel production increasing in Canada

INNISFAIL, AB - New York-based Riverstone Holdings, the Carlyle Group of Washington DC, and Florida-based Dominion Energy Services are building a refinery in Innisfail, Alberta, that will annually produce 1.12 billion litres of ethanol,…
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