News - When Jean Marie-Roy built the St Denys du Plateau church in Quebec City in 1964, it was a modern wonder. At the time, almost 90% of Quebecois attended church regularly. Now it is barely 8% and churches are being desanctified and converted all over the Province; Arcade Fire turned one into a recording studio. Now Dan Hanganu has turned this one into a library. It is a wonderful demonstration of the adaptive reuse of a mid-century building for more modern uses.
News - La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services has achieved LEED® Gold certification for the expansion of its head office, located at 625 Saint-Amable St. on Quebec City's Parliament Hill. La Capitale is the first − and, currently, the only – property owner in Quebec City to have two LEED® Gold certified buildings. LEED® certification is achieved through independent review of design, construction, operation and maintenance practices, and it is recognized by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
News - Montréal Space for Life invites members of the general public to register to attend the finalists' presentations in the international architecture competition, on July 9, 10 and 11, 2014, at the Montréal Botanical Garden. During these three evenings, Montrealers will have the rare privilege of watching the finalist multidisciplinary teams defending their designs for the three large Space for Life projects, the Insectarium Metamorphosis, the renewal of the Biodôme and the Glass Pavilion at the Botanical Garden.
News - The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce Holcim Canada is a Gold level CaGBC National Sponsor for the second year in a row. Through its National Sponsorship program, the CaGBC is providing the green building industry with opportunities to support the Council's goal of accelerating the transformation of the built environment to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada.
News - The new Desjardins building in Lévis houses the tallest interior living wall in the world. The artwork, "The Currents", was designed by Green over Grey, a design firm specializing in the creation of living walls (aka green walls or vertical gardens). For this project, they drew inspiration from the views of the St. Lawrence River visible from Quebec City and Lévis. The green wall complements the new building's eco-friendly concept, which is expected to receive LEED gold certification after completion September 2014.
News - With much pride yesterday, René Rouleau, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of La Capitale Financial Group, officially displayed the LEED®-CI (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification plaques for interior design by six tenants of the Delta 3 building, located at 2875 Laurier Blvd in Quebec City.
News - Université Laval received the STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) gold rating for its strong commitment to sustainable development. This distinction was awarded by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development, with a membership of more than 1,000 universities worldwide.
News - The mayor of Québec, Régis Labeaume, and the partners of the Electric Circuit announce that the city of Québec is joining the public charging network and will improve the availability of charging for electric vehicles on its territory. Over the next two years, the city will acquire 18 Level 2 (240 V) charging stations, which will be installed off-street, in municipal lots.
News - Novik annouces today the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Novik by Clearview Capital Fund III, LP by way of a plan of arrangement pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (Québec). On February 12, 2014 the Superior Court of Québec granted its final order approving the Transaction and onFebruary 14, 2014, 9293-3985 Québec Inc., a company indirectly controlled by Clearview, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Novik, pursuant to the terms of an arrangement agreement entered into between Novik, Clearview and the Purchaser on December 20, 2013.
News - A competition of this calibre requires a jury of highly qualified figures from the world of architecture and design, along with experts in biophilic design and sustainable development. Its members include William G. Reed, a sustainable development consultant, Integrative Design Collaborative and Regenesis (United States); Jean Beaudoin, architect, Intégral Jean Beaudoin (Quebec); Édouard François, architect, Maison Édouard François (France); Mario Cucinella, architect, Mario Cucinella Architects SRL (Italy); Normand Hudon, architect, Coarchitecture (Quebec);