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Smart + Connected in Canada: An Intelligent Communities TweetChat

If you have been following the building and technology industry the past few years, it will come as no surprise to hear that Canada is a leader in smart cities. From coast to coast – literally – from Fredericton to … Continue reading

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To modernize Canada’s public infrastructure – every bridge needs a switch

Public infrastructure is a key driver of a nation’s success, particularly for a prosperous economy like Canada. Infrastructure plays an essential role in supporting global economic competitiveness (trade corridors), safety and security (borders), public health (water, housing), environmental protection (clean … Continue reading

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George Brown College Green Building Centre at intersection of ICT and Construction

Earlier this year I wrote a blog about the launch of a brand new Building Automation program at George Brown College in Toronto. The message was simple: if the construction and real estate industry is changing how it designs, builds, … Continue reading

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Evergreen CityWorks: Building sustainable cities for the urban century

By Geoff Cape, Evergreen In 2002, when Evergreen began to revitalize the heritage Don Valley Brick Works site, we saw a wonderful opportunity to reclaim an integral but largely forgotten public space within Toronto. By the time Evergreen Brick Works … Continue reading

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Cleantech and IT Go Hand in Hand

Last month, I participated in a panel discussion at Cleantech North on partnering for the establishment and growth of Cleantech applications and investments. Truth to be told: I’m no expert in Cleantech – but am certainly aware of its importance for … Continue reading

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Accelerating Sustainability with CIRS

Yesterday was the official opening of the Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The CIRS building is one of the most innovative high performance facilities in North America that will embody green … Continue reading

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Another Great Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting…Opportunity Galore

For the past three years Cisco has been a supporter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has actively participated in most of their National events and forums. ULI’s latest  Fall  Meeting and Urban Land Expo with more than 6,000 … Continue reading

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Sustainable ROI for an Empathetic Civilization

Two weeks ago I attended a presentation by Jeremy Rifkin at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. Jeremy talked about transitioning our conscious state to becoming one that is “biospheric”. Rifkin claims that  we are on the cusp of a … Continue reading

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Start Innovating : The Platform Is In Place.

We have all heard of “cloud services” and the tremendous business shifts this will cause in the marketplace. I am not quite sure if its impact is yet understood in the real estate and construction industry. Naturally, the infrastructure for … Continue reading

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Changing Life’s Experiences

We are walking into the Rêve, one of Tridel’s latest developments on King West in Toronto. This 14-storey residential building is one of the most advanced, enabled, and green communities in town. As we walk in, we are greeted by … Continue reading

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