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New Wind Farm in Ontario

RIPLEY, Ontario -- The Canadian division of Spain-based sustainable development company Acciona and energy company Suncor Energy Products of Calgary have announced the start of construction on their $176-million, 76-megawatt (MW) wind power…

2007 RAIC Gold Medal recipient

OTTAWA -- The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has awarded its Gold Medal for 2007 to Montreal architect Mario Saia of Saia Barbarese Topouzanov architectes."His buildings depart from the realm of the familiar, the…

Setting standards

A standard for the testing and evaluation of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) in commercial applications, recently approved by the Underwriters Laboratory of Canada (ULC), will silence some critics of EIFS, a cladding system…

Cladding control

Shield the home Cosella-Drken has a new way to wrap a house, with Delta-Dry, the protective shield against wind, rain and moisture. This is the first product that addresses a reoccurring problem for builders: the framing and sheathing…

Time is running out

Even skeptics who have for years dismissed warnings about climate change that will produce serious, if not disastrous consequences, must surely be taking the issue more seriously now.Apart from a growing body of credible, well-documented…

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…
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