As global urbanization increases it becomes more urgent for cities of the future to re-invent themselves as Sustainable Cities. This is specifically relevant for an edge city such as Markham, located in Ontario.
Tridel is Canada’s largest builder of condominiums. Tridel is committed to building towers that are healthy and significantly reduce energy and water usage. As part of their effort to incorporate green technologies in their new projects. The Tridel Towerlabs team was created.
Aereus Technologies Inc. is a Toronto-based, start-up company that has developed a novel process for coating wood, plastics and metals (or other surfaces) with copper. The benefit of the copper coating is that copper is known to have intrinsic antimicrobial properties. A variety of copper-coated products have been developed by Aereus including: chair arms, door handles door push plates, ceramic floor tiles and wood siding. Other non-copper alloys in a variety of colours may also be impregnated through the Aereus process. Aereus is working with George Brown College to evaluate the effectiveness of their coating process in reducing contaminants in a clinical environment.
With new degree programs offered by colleges in Canada , the colleges are under more pressure to offer their degree students alternative options to the traditional full-semester course. There are relatively few studies done on student satisfaction and performance for this two formats with the same number of contact hours per course.
GBC will leverage its multidisciplinary research strengths in the creation of ARGILE, a “Living Lab” for Building Construction, Restoration, Energy Efficiency, Product Testing and the Development of Innovative Environmental Building Solutions, all with a focus on Sustainability and in collaboration with Industry.