30,000 green building professionals are coming to Toronto for Greenbuild in October; this series will try to explain Toronto to them.
Dave LeBlanc, the Architourist in the Globe and Mail, interviews four talented green architects and me in his buildup to Greenbuild.
When asked what the one building people should see, two answered The Evergreen Brickworks, I suggested 60 Richmond Street, Another suggested the Carrot Common (an interesting choice that I will add to my list) and I loved Terrell Wong's answer:
A building that has lasted for over 100 years. Energy retrofits will do more than any new construction to reduce energy use.
Respondents to Dave's round table:
Terrell Wong of Stone's Throw Design, winner of the 2006 Archetype Sustainable House competition (built at Kortright Centre),
Martin Liefhebber of Breathe Architects, winner of the 1991 Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation's Healthy House competition (built in Riverdale), in TreeHugger here:
How To Make A Tiny Shed Feel Like A Luxury Addition : TreeHugger
How To Make A Tiny Shed Feel Like A Luxury Addition
Paul Dowsett of sustainable.TO, winner of a recent web competition to design a low-cost, low-energy house for New Orleans (pre-construction),
Passive House Design from Canada Wins Competition For New Orleans
Gerry Lang, senior architect at Diamond + Schmitt and University of Toronto sustainable instructor,
Lloyd Alter, past president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and TreeHugger.com writer.
More in the Globe and Mail
More Building up to Greenbuild:
Check Your Tech Before You Come To Greenbuild
Buildup to Greenbuild: A Conversation with Terry Montgomery (Video)
Buildup To Greenbuild: Levitt Goodman Architects From The Archives
Buildup To Greenbuild: See The Winners of the Toronto Urban Design Awards
Buildup To Greenbuild: Green Buildings From TreeHugger Archives
Buildup to Greenbuild: A Conversation with Paul Raff (Video)
Buildup To Greenbuild: A Waterfront Of Broken Dreams
Buildup to Greenbuild: A New Vision For The Toronto Waterfront
Buildup To Greenbuild: The Green Roofs of Toronto
Building Up To Greenbuild: Bring Your Hardhat And Watch Out For Raining Panes
View Lloyd Alter's Picks For Greenbuild 2011 in a larger map