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Little garden on the Prairie

Despite what many of us assume, the Prairie is not an unbroken expanse of wheat, stretching from the Canadian Shield to the Rockies, pancake-flat from horizon to horizon. It varies significantly across North America depending on climate and…

RAIC wary of government’s mixed messages

OTTAWA - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has criticized the federal government for issuing announcements about promoting and funding energy efficiency, while quietly cutting programs. As evidence, RAIC points to the…

Beware of free margaritas

If you're a builder, you've probably heard about Greenbuild, the annual gathering of the U.S. Green Building Council. If not, you will. The conference brought more than 15,000 builders, architects, designers and other environmentally-minded…
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