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  • Case Study – Filterra as installed at The Living City Campus

    As adoption of the Low Impact Development (LID) approach to stormwater management continues to expand, one challenge practitioners face is the application of LID practices in urban areas where space is limited. With the increased use of LID practices, there is a corresponding need for research on how LID practices perform. One of the newest additions to the campus is

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New report looks at renewable energy investments in Ontario’s affordable housing sector
New report looks at renewable energy investments in Ontario’s affordable housing sector

With the government of Ontario planning to rapidly scale up low carbon investment in the social and affordable housing sector…

The Living City Campus joins the VerifiGlobal Alliance
The Living City Campus joins the VerifiGlobal Alliance

The Living City Campus recently joined the VerifiGlobal Alliance and will soon be completing VerifiGlobal Peer Assessment to ensure conformity…

A look back of Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada’s utilization of the Archetype Sustainable House as “Real Life” Laboratory.
A look back of Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada’s utilization of the Archetype Sustainable House as “Real Life” Laboratory.

Since the construction of the Living City Lab – Archetype Sustainable House at The Living City Campus in 2008, a…

International BRE Innovation Parks Expand
International BRE Innovation Parks Expand

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) Innovation Park, part of the BRE Innovation Parks Network, establishes a unique and unparalleled research…

Living City Lab Renovation Now Complete
Living City Lab Renovation Now Complete

Formerly known as the Solar Cottage, the refurbishment of the Living City Campus’ newest Living City Lab is now complete!…

Natural Gas-fired Heat Pump Evaluation
Natural Gas-fired Heat Pump Evaluation

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP), in partnership with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF), Ryerson University’s Mechanical Engineering Department, Enbridge, Union…

New Living City Report Card Looks at Health of Environment in Toronto and GTA
New Living City Report Card Looks at Health of Environment in Toronto and GTA

The Living City® Report Card is a progress report on environmental sustainability in the Toronto region and looks at six…

Road Salt Is Toxic And Should Be Regulated
Road Salt Is Toxic And Should Be Regulated

Every year, more than 120,000 tonnes of salt is dumped on Toronto pavement. And the impact of that sodium chloride,…

Stormwater Treatment Solutions Using Bioretention to be Monitored On Site at The Living City Campus.
Stormwater Treatment Solutions Using Bioretention to be Monitored On Site at The Living City Campus.

Recent activity at The Living City Campus included the installation of a Filterra® Bioretention System from Imbrium Systems

New BRE Innovation Park a “Sandbox” for Testing Green Building Tech
New BRE Innovation Park a “Sandbox” for Testing Green Building Tech

The new BRE Innovation Park at The Living City Campus will be Canada’s first: a collection of model homes designed…

Green Building Spurs Economic Growth in Canada: Report
Green Building Spurs Economic Growth in Canada: Report

In 2014, Canada’s green building industry generated $23.45 billion in GDP and supported nearly 300,000 jobs. A new report from…