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Passive Building Show: On Now!

  Come by our gallery strorefront at 386 Pacific Avenue, in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, to check-out the Passive Buiding Show.  This exhibits displays the work of Architecture Students from the University of Toronto, Waterloo, and Ryerson which address issues around Passive Building   Exhibition Description Much is made in the media of “smart” buildings which […]

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Using Green Roofs to Grow Food

Last week members of Coolearth visited Ryerson’s  Rye’s HomeGrown, a roof top farm located on an Engineering building in downtown Toronto.     The roof top farm was implemented in 2011 after an existing green roof became a pile of weeds and scrub.  The students and administrators at Ryerson saw this as an opportunity to […]

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Solar Energy in Urban Planning: Planning, Design + Implementation

  This Monday September 29th, the Architcture Department at Ryerson University is hosting a symposium on “Solar Energy in the Urban Context” From the International Energy Associations site: A large portion of the potential for energy efficiency in existing buildings and potential to utilize solar energy still remains unused. Globally, goals and specific targets are […]

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Lecture – Making Better Buildings

Chris Magwood will be speaking about sustainable building practices in his new book “Making Better Buildings”. The event is happening in the Pit in the Architecture Building at Ryerson University on Tuesday March 18th at 7pm to 9pm. Professor Mark Gorgolewski of Ryerson’s School of Architecture says of Chris: “Chris Magwood’s considerable experience of sustainable […]

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