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Permalink 07:37:22 am, by mleslie Email , 97 words, 53 views   English (CA)
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Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg is the 2017 Greenest School in Canada

Ottawa, ON – September 27, 2017 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools announced today that Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. Located in the heart of a new neighbourhood in North Winnipeg, Amber Trails is a 78,000 sq.ft., newly constructed building that acts not just as a school, but as an open and accessible hub within the community. The school received LEED® Platinum certification in 2016, and won the CaGBC’s Excellence in Green Building for New Construction award in May 2017.


Permalink 13:39:56, by mleslie Email , 109 words, 57 views   Japanese (JP)
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Tezuka Architects' Fuji Kindergarten Wins 2017 Moriyama RAIC International $100,000 (CAD) Prize for Excellence in Architecture

Toronto, ON - September 20, 2017 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce Tokyo-based Tezuka Architects’ Fuji Kindergarten as the winner of the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize.

The Prize winner was revealed on September 19, 2017, during an awards ceremony and gala at the historic Carlu in Toronto, attended by about 250 members of the Canadian and international architecture community.

"I feel now there is someone who understands this project well. I think it's quite a unique prize because it's about contributing to society,” comments the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize winner, Takaharu Tezuka of Tezuka Architects. "It looks like a simple structure. But it's a layering of many ideas combined."


Permalink 02:00:00 pm, by mleslie Email , 63 words, 55 views   English (US)
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12 Projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

Washington, D.C. – September 14, 2017 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) selected 12 projects for this year’s CAE Education Facility Design Awards. The program honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client's mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.


Permalink 03:26:20 pm, by mleslie Email , 55 words, 52 views   English (CA)
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Lean and green: Durham District School Board named most energy efficient in Ontario

August 2, 2017 by Jillian Follert - The Durham District School Board has been named the most energy efficient school board in Ontario. Toronto and Region Conservation recently announced the top 20 energy-performing school boards in the province, as part of the 2017 Sustainable Schools report. The DDSB claimed the top spot, up from a seventh place ranking in 2016.


Permalink 07:09:14 pm, by mleslie Email , 119 words, 129 views   English (CA)
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Freshwater Essays - Read the three winning student entries

June 28, 2017 - Water Canada - With support from the RBC Blue Water Project, the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) launched a national essay competition for high school students from grades 8-11 focusing on the topic of freshwater in Canada. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary students were asked about the best ways we can continue to sustainability manage our fresh water for the next 150 years. The prize for the top three essays in the competition was a trip to Toronto and participation in the Canadian Water Summit.

The students took the top honours: Emily Coates from Moncton New Brunswick, Carl Dizon from Winnipeg, MB and Alexandra Ionita from Winnipeg, MB. Read their essays below.

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