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In 2002, Equiterre resolved to offer employees and volunteers a healthier, more accessible workplace. At the same time, we started to develop our expertise in sustainable building, calling for new standards and practices for construction and renovation. We have since launched two green building projects: the Centre for Sustainable Development (currently under construction and...
For the fifth anniversary of the Centre for Sustainable Development, learn the story behind this flagship project led by Équiterre and its Executive Director Sidney Ribaux, assisted by a team of professionals and various partners who believed in the dream.
The Centre for sustainable development, an Équiterre-led project completed in October 2011, is celebrating its fifth anniversary! Come to the Great Green Ball on October 12! For this fifth anniversary, don’t miss :
On the morning of January 29, 2015, 11 South Korean students taking a course in environmental technologies and sustainability with Environment XM became the 500th group to take a tour of Montreal’s Centre for Sustainable Development. By fortunate coincidence, their guide was Dr. Charles Thibodeau, the first person Équiterre hired as a researcher for the development of...
The first new construction in Quebec to obtain a LEED® Platinum rating and one of the few demonstration green buildings in the world, the Centre for Sustainable Development is a dynamic showcase featuring many of the best practices in contemporary construction. Want to know more about this "building of the future"? Choose from one of the following options.
Did you know that Quebec is a leader in efforts to find new uses for recovered glass? Since 2004, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) has funded research on this topic. In March 2014, Tricentris opened the first glass micronization plant in North America in Lachute, Quebec. Glass powder can replace up to 30% of the cement in concrete. This:
Find out what makes the Centre for Sustainable Development (Maison du développement durable) one of the greenest buildings in Quebec. Take a free tour with a student guide, courtesy of Equiterre and Hydro-Québec. Please note that tours are in French only. Where: 50 Ste-Catherine St. West When: Twice a day every Friday, at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Tours are one-hour long....
Find out what makes the Centre for Sustainable Development (Maison du développement durable) one of the greenest buildings in Quebec. Take a free tour with a student guide, courtesy of Equiterre and Hydro-Québec. Please note that tours are in French only. Where: 50 Ste-Catherine St. West When: Twice a day every Friday, at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Tours are one-hour long....
Find out what makes the Centre for Sustainable Development (Maison du développement durable) one of the greenest buildings in Quebec. Take a free tour with a student guide, courtesy of Equiterre and Hydro-Québec. Please note that tours are in French only. Where: 50 Ste-Catherine St. West When: Twice a day every Friday, at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Tours are one-hour long....
Find out what makes the Centre for Sustainable Development (Maison du développement durable) one of the greenest buildings in Quebec. Take a free tour with a student guide, courtesy of Equiterre and Hydro-Québec. Please note that tours are in French only. Where: 50 Ste-Catherine St. West When: Twice a day every Friday, at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Tours are one-hour long....
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