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Building Show 2017 Follow-up: Net-zero Retrofit

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the Seminar Sheena Sharp gave on Thursday, November 30th, entitled: Net-Zero Upgrade to an Existing Semi-Detached House – Construction Follow-up. There were many more architects in attendance this year’s talk.  This is good news, as it shows that the discussion of sustainability is reaching further into […]

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Interior Design & Interior Renovations

“Thank you for all your hard work. We have really enjoyed the process with you and we are pleased with the final plans. You are truly professionals and very knowledgeable in your field, and it has been more than pleasant dealing with you and your firm throughout.” Quote from the owners of this house. If […]

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Making Net-Zero Commercial Buildings a Reality – @ Construct Canada

This Thursday Sheena Sharp, a principal at Coolearth, and Trevor Nightingale, the Program Leader, High Performance Buildings at National Research Council will present a seminar entitled “Making Net-Zero Commercial Buildings a Reality”. From the Construct Canada Website: For the early adopters, it is typically not a simple ROI but rather there are often less tangible […]

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Designing for Future Ontario Climates – Homes and Cottages

Map showing the extreme daily maximum temperature change in degrees Climate change is topping national, provincial, and municipal conversations these days: and for good reason.  The fast few years have been the warmest on record (“NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015“) and the perils of business-as-usual become apparent. Ontario is implementing a Cap and […]

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Craig has his Passive House Certification

We are proud to announce that Coolearth’s Craig  England has just received his Passive House Certification.  Congratulations to Craig! We are excited to offer clients the services of a certified Passive House Designer! To learn more about Passive House, visit a blog we did here, or check out the Passive House website

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Thank You to Everyone Who Attended the Opening

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the opening reception of “Toronto System” by Shawn Micallef. We hope you enjoyed the photography and the junction-wide event. The show will be up until May 31st, swing by!!     Best Wishes and Thanks again for making the opening such a success.   The […]

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Shawn Micallef – Contact Photography Festival

We are excited to announce that we are hosting Shawn Micallef’s “Toronto System” photo-series as part of this years Contact Photography Festival.   Shawn Micallef explores Toronto leaving a trail of tweeted and instagramed photos behind him. These photos sometimes have people in them, but often don’t. They are an oblique aggregate of the city’s […]

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Carbon Pricing: A Key Driver of Climate Change Mitigation

Last week, In a lecture to students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim spoke about the main drivers of climate change, and how these can be addressed. “We have to keep the economy growing – there is no turning back on growth… What we have to do is […]

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Sheena Appointed to Sit on Toronto’s 2030 District Advisory Board

Last Firday  Sheena Sharp, a principal at Coolearth was elected to be the Ontario Association of Architect representative on the Toronto 2030 District Advisory Board.   2030 Districts are urban areas that have committed to meeting the energy, water, and transportation emissions reduction targets of the 2030 Challenge for Planning. 2030 Districts are unique private/public partnerships […]

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