Vol. 55, Issue 1 • Residential, Steligence®, Sustainability

Growing Green

Clearly, why growing up – not out – is the answer

Which would you rather have: 55 city blocks, or an orchard that can grow 22 million apples? They both take up the same amount of space (121 hectares / 300 acres), but one increases urban sprawl, en...

Vol. 54, Issue 2 • Residential, Sustainability

Building better with steel

Steel buildings minimize environmental impact

On the shore of a northern Canadian lake, the need to respect the natural world hits home. For two families who have cottages here, sustainability matters. It was important to ensure that the build...

Vol. 54, Issue 2 • Residential, Steligence®, Sustainability

Solving the Canadian housing crisis with Steligence®

Steel offers environmental and financial benefits for high-rise constr

Cities are economic engines. They have the greatest concentrations of companies, the most job opportunities and the highest salaries. However, housing in major cities is increasingly unaffordable. The...

Vol. 53, Issue 2 • Residential, Sustainability

And the correct answer is…

The Impact and Durability of Steel in Passive Housing

Wrapped in black steel cladding, the Parkview House in Victoria, BC is visually striking. The home is a simple two-storey design with a typical peaked roof. Its simplicity makes it stand out. But unde...

Vol. 53, Issue 1 • Steligence®, Sustainability

Achieving net zero energy ready with steel

Weighing in on the benefits and performance of steel construction

Awareness is growing of sustainable building technologies and the need to reduce energy consumption. For architects, designers, engineers, contractors and developers, this increasing environmental con...

Vol. 52, Issue 2 • Steligence®, Sustainability

The Guiding Science of Steel Design

Building the most sustainable, cost-effective mid-rise building

Using scientific analysis to guide construction Mid-rise residential buildings can be found in cities across NorthAmerica, and more are under construction every day. Withcommercial spaces at street...

Vol. 51, Issue 2 • Industrial, Sustainability

Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre Steel Provides Energy Efficient Envelope

The impressive Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre is a LEED certified f

“The City of Saskatoon wanted an innovative program on a site that they had attained,” said Gerry Garvin the Senior Contract Administrator in an interview with Steel Design magazine. “It is boun...

Vol. 51, Issue 2 • Residential, Sustainability

Community boasts net-zero energy with the help of sleek Pre-painted Galvalume Steel Exterior

The healthy homes of Grow Community, an urban neighborhood on Bainbrid

Grow Community is a development that appeals to individuals and families looking to enrich their lives with environmental responsibility, while reaping the benefits of a high-quality, healthy lifestyl...

Vol. 51, Issue 2 • Steligence®, Sustainability

Steligence®: The Intelligent Construction Choice

Steel has long been integrated into building construction and recogniz

In the case study presented here, a mid-rise office building in the GTA area was virtually designed using steel component construction and contrasted against concrete construction. The functionality o...

Vol. 50, Issue 1 • Public Spaces, Sustainability

Steel Wall Cladding – Versatility, Flexibility and Lightweight

The award-winning Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (CCRC) is n

The LEED Silver building resulted from a joint-use partnership between the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club. MJMA of Toronto along with local partners HIP Architects (now Ka...