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It’s interesting to me how misconceived green infrastructure and stormwater management are by both the general public and educated community planners. Implementation of Low Impact Development has lagged in communities because of a lack of...

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Every two years since 2004, the International Highrise Award (IHA) has been awarded to the world’s most innovative highrise design. This past November, the prestigious international award was bestowed again for the 6th time in...

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As cities become increasingly developed to make way for our growing population, there’s one thing that we are sacrificing: green space. Roads, parking lots, buildings, homes and other urban developments are taking the place of...

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A previous article devoted itself to the concept of Hedonistic Sustainability, a term coined by iconic new-age architect, Bjarke Ingels. Hedonistic Sustainability is a style of ecological design that contests the argument that in order to...

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With the exception of those living on an exotic island or far away from populated areas, most of us dwell in an environment surrounded by buildings. Each building, regardless of if it’s residential or commercial,...

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In PowerHouse Growers’ head office hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia, municipal elections are happening this week. That means there’s been lots of talk about the vision and future of our city. Situated on an island...

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My name is Katelyn Ivers, and I’ve always been told that I “march to the beat of a different drum.” Ever since I was a child, I’ve had differing priorities, feelings, and goals than my...

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As urban centers continue to expand, developers and cities are working together to ensure that newly constructed buildings meet modern standards of ecological design. There are many aspects of urban development that impact our surroundings,...

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A recently released report from the World Green Building Council indicates “overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.” At PowerHouse Growers, design is something we emphasize constantly, creating...

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Green is the new black.  No, this is not just an empty slogan, but one with relevance in the field of sustainability.  Traditionally, buildings and surfaces have the history of negatively contributing to the sustainability...

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