Calgary’s Eighth Avenue Place Recognized For Environmental Design

By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald

December 20, 2010
One of Calgary’s newest highrise office towers has received recognition for its environmental design. Eighth Avenue Place, a 49-storey, 1.1 million-square-foot building owned by Alberta Investment Management Corp., Matco Investments Ltd. and SITQ, has been awarded a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum pre-certification and is slated to become Canada’s first and North America’s third LEED Platinum highrise office building. More …



Women Deliver Inspiring Acts of Irreverence

By Lisa Rochon, Globe and Mail

December 23, 2010


Women in architecture, in design, in planning delivered stellar knockout moves around the world: The year 2010 belongs to them. To them, we owe – not entirely, but significantly – the humanization of schools, inclusive libraries and personalized homes for the aged. To them, we also owe original, rule-breaking cultural halls and enlivened city streets. Women in design are not merely good, they’re also great. More …


Gold Standard For Green Buildings Under Fire

LEED wilts as new gauges better measure energy use and costs.

By Theresa Agovino, Crain’s New York


This year, for the first time, owners of 25,000 commercial properties in New York must report their buildings’ energy use to the city. The data will be compiled into publicly posted report cards that officials hope will shame energy hogs into making the renovations needed to improve their scores, much the same way that issuing letter grades to restaurants is making owners shape up. More …