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Sheena Appointed to Ontario’s Climate Action Group

Today we are happy to announce Sheena Sharp, a principal at Coolearth was appointed a Special Advisor for Climate Change as part of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Climate Action Group. The climate action group will advise the minister on effective climate change actions that will help Ontario meet its greenhouse […]

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10 events to catch at Toronto Design Offsite 2015

Studio Tung’s Installation “April 30, 1904”, hosted by Coolearth, was profiled this morning on BlogTO’s: “10 events to catch at Toronto Design Offsite 2015” “Toronto Design Offsite (TO DO, for short) is once again poised to celebrate local design talent for another year, bringing a packed calendar of gallery exhibits, interactive installations, and design-oriented talks […]

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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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Visualizing Development in the Junction

After a successful run during the Centre for City Ecology‘s exhibit “How does your City Grow?”, the AoUC’s (Agents of Urban Change) interactive density model has been relocated and revised for operation in the Junction! Now located at Coolearth’s office in the heart of the Junction, the installation will be running for the month of […]

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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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Go Bullfrog!

I am a Bullfrog customer because, while reducing energy loads from buildings through design is part of the solution, it is not the whole solution. Consider that when we add Photovoltaics to the roof of a high-performance office building with the best envelope we can design, they can only provide power for about three stories […]

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