Green Buildings Should Be A Major Focus Of Canada’s Economic Recovery

Why Green Buildings Should Be A Major Focus Of Canada’s Economic Recovery

COVID-19 has sent the world into the deepest global recession in almost a century. It has contributed to massive job losses across the economy and has highlighted the need for a comprehensive economic recovery plan. Given the concurrent climate crisis, we believe there is a great opportunity if not urgency to tackle both concerns by aligning economic investments needed for a post-COVID recovery with climate and sustainability objectives. Continue reading

Goodes Hall Rotunda

How WELL Fits in… or Doesn’t With Other Building Standards

Over the last several years the building industry has seen several building standards evolve around sustainability goals. This is a wonderful thing, helping commercial buildings move towards a more sustainable future.

WELL is often included alongside LEED® and other construction-oriented sustainability goals in RFPs received by designers, architects and builders. While consideration for all goals are best included early as WELL strategies may affect how space is designed, WELL has a lot to do with how a business is operated in the space after its construction. Continue reading

Healthy office space with plants and natural light.

How Does Well Fit In a Sustainable Building?

At Green Reason, we strongly encourage all of our clients to incorporate occupant well-being and engagement as part of an overall sustainability plan in order to make their buildings truly sustainable. After all, buildings are for people so why shouldn’t we build the best buildings we can for the occupants – not just for the planet.
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