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Mizrahi Developments’ The One: pushing forward sustainable design

Constructing landmark buildings that are forward-thinking while still retaining classical architectural elements is not new for Mizrahi Developments. The firm was founded in 2008 by Sam Mizrahi to realize an ambition of introducing quality, craftsmanship and a classical sense of permanence to luxury homes, qualities that Mizrahi thought were lacking in Toronto real estate development.

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Manage Industrial Waste

Regardless of the specific type, industrial waste can create hazards for you, your company and your community as well as the environment. Industrial chemicals and liquid waste create a hazardous situation but even dry waste such as metal, building materials and more, can create problems such as offering pests a refuge, being risk-laden and more. Efficient and safe disposal of industrial waste is not only crucial to protecting yourself and your business, it is the law in many locations. Here…

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Public/Private-Sector Collaboration Showcased In 2016 Smart City Challenge

Planning a smart city for the future involves planners, architects, engineers, and designers– rather than bureaucrats, bureaucracies, and politics as usual. According to the Smart Cities Council, a smart city is “one that has digital technology embedded across all city functions.” And per Frost & Sullivan, there are eight elements (each with the word “smart” in front of it) that make up a smart city: governance, building, health care, mobility, infrastructure, technology, energy, and citizens. The 2016 Smart City Challenge encourages cities to embrace…

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Why Measure CO2 For IAQ And HVAC?

Scientific studies have demonstrated that monitoring CO2 for HVAC, rather than just for temperature or humidity, can significantly increase energy efficiency and save costs. Not only that, controlling CO2 emissions can enhance workplace productivity. Improving Workplace Alertness & Productivity Researchers have shown that CO2 levels above 1000ppm can negatively impact on concentration and increases lethargy in the workplace. The graph below shows how indoor CO2 levels can increase to 1000ppm in 50 minutes, demonstrating the need for adequate ventilation. 7…

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How Photovoltaic Glass can Transform Windows into Solar Generators

What if glass windows could produce enough electricity to power the energy needs of an entire building? This is precisely the goal of photovoltaic glass. The principle is simple and has been around for several years now: it is a solar panel system integrated into double glazing. It works just like a traditional solar collector but the material is transparent and lets the natural light in: the result looks just like a regular window. Its installation is no less different…

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Join the Wind O&M Conference in Dallas, April 12-13

North America’s leading commercial wind operations and maintenance event, Wind O&M Dallas 2016*, is gearing up for April 12 and 13. The Wind O&M Dallas Summit is an annual event that brings together hundreds of wind industry professionals, decision-makers, and investors, from around the United States and the world. The event will be preceded by the Wind O&M Dallas Awards 2016, which will be held on April 11 and will launch the 8th annual Wind O&M Dallas Summit. The Awards dinner and…

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Reasons To Choose Natural Slate For Sustainable Building

As far as materials go, there is nothing quite like natural slate. It is beautiful, graceful, and long-lasting. Spanish slates, in fact, have traditionally been regarded as one of the best materials for roofing and cladding. According to geology.com, slate is a fine-grained, foliated metamorphic rock. Used since Roman times, natural slate is remarkably durable, fire resistant, and naturally waterproof. Because of its durability and attractive appearance, it is popular for a wide variety of uses, including roofing, cladding, flooring, and flagging Natural slate…

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Masdar’s 2016 Blogging Contest: Envision a More Sustainable Economy

This article was originally published on Clean Technica We’ve partnered again for Madar’s 2016 blogging contest in which you can win a trip to Abu Dhabi’s famous Sustainability Week. Masdar’s humongous Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) — which includes the Zayed Future Energy Prize; the IRENA General Assembly; the World Future Energy Summit; the International Water Summit; EcoWaste; The Women in Sustainability, Environment & Renewable Energy (WiSER) Initiative; and “The Festival” — is just around the corner, and the mega clean energy…

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