Climate Take Back

November 30, 2020

Ontario Association of Architects Meets Carbon Neutral Goals

Given its role as a regulator, promoter, and resource for Canadian architects in Ontario, it’s hardly surprising that the Ontario Association of Architects would want its Don Mills headquarters building in Toronto to meet the loftiest of sustainable standards. Originally designed by Toronto architect Ruth Cawker, who won a province-wide competition to create the building…

May 20, 2020

Inside the World’s First Regenerative Highway

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Interior Design Magazine’s Innovation Channel as part of a content partnership. It has been edited for clarity. Since ancient times, humans have been altering the environment to create throughways for the transport of food and goods, not to mention travel and military defense. But over the course of…

March 4, 2020

Calculating Carbon Emissions is Key to Improving Health

Scientists studying climate change say rising temperatures and sea levels will set in motion immense human health risks around the globe. The good news? Designers and manufacturers are uniquely positioned to mitigate this impending crisis by taking steps to neutralize, and potentially reverse, a driving force of the problem: carbon emissions.

January 29, 2020

Carbon May Be Humanity’s Best Bet Against Climate Change

These days, it seems like Planet Earth has a lot of environmental problems. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the daily, myriad reports about Earth’s predicaments. Some of the biggest issues today include the plethora of plastic in the oceans, the disappearance of wildernesses to mono-cropping farmland, and the mounting levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But what if there was a way to turn a problem into a solution?

October 22, 2019

Turning Words to Climate Action

During the biggest climate week event in the world, the focus was clearly placed on the drive toward even greater climate action – with collaboration among governments and businesses. As part of September’s Climate Week in New York, the UN Secretary-General held a Climate Action Summit that called for world leaders to bring forth “concrete,…

October 23, 2018

Taking Global Action for Climate Change

Corporations around the world are taking dramatic actions to impact our climate. More ambitious than ever, the focus goes way beyond reducing our carbon footprint, pushing for net zero emissions and even becoming carbon negative. States and regions, cities, businesses and investors are leading the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the…

September 21, 2018

Working Toward Sustainable Manufacturing with Manufacture 2030

When you’re on a mission to reverse global warming, collaboration is critical. Sometimes collaboration can seem like a buzzword and less of a business strategy. How do we choose the right opportunities and the right partners to collaborate for maximum impact? Often, the most impactful collaborations occur with partners outside of our industry. And the benefit…

September 11, 2018

How +Positive Spaces Can Create a Healthier Planet

Can a built space not only have a positive impact on those who occupy it, but also on the environment outside the building? We believe the answer is yes. Buildings of the past simply focused on the function and aesthetics of a space. As construction processes evolved, it became apparent that some of the development,…