Waste not

Diverting waste from the landfill so it can be used again

Thanks to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and environmental awareness in general, industry is achieving remarkable waste diversion rates. Avoiding the landfill wouldn't be possible without innovative ways to recycle and reuse materials that would otherwise have nowhere to go.

Reflective roofs

Can this Green building technology work in Alberta?

Reflective roof systems are touted around much of North America as the latest technology in Green building construction to combat global warming.

PCL executive takes top prize

Gordon Maron of PCL Construction Holdings Ltd. has been named Canada's chief financial officer of the year.

"Today, being a CFO is much more than just guiding a company's corporate reporting-it's about thinking strategically and building the business as Gordon Maron has done at PCL," says Michael Conway, chief executive and national president of Financial Executives International Canada. The association presents the annual CFO of the Year award along with PwC and Robert Half.

Link2Build is now online

Canadian construction associations across the country have officially launched Link2Build, billed as the country's newest construction-only bid opportunity website.

Consolidating project data from almost all of Canada's local construction associations, Link2Build is the place for buyers and bidders to turn when searching for or publicizing construction bid opportunities. The site provides access to more than 20,000 projects annually and is visited regularly by thousands of qualified general and trade contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.

Green payback

Okotoks car dealership shows that while geothermal is not cheap, it will pay for itself and help the environment at the same time

Go green-or save money, time and worry?

Green giant

Rising 49 storeys, here's what makes Eighth Avenue Place a LEED Platinum hit

If all goes as planned, the 49-storey Eighth Avenue Place in downtown Calgary will soon become the first LEED Platinum (Core & Shell) high-rise office tower in Canada.

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