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Building a Cleaner Canada
Sarah Bingham Vice President, Development and Sustainability, Adera

Lowering noise levels and emissions in construction: Reducing the impact on communities and the environment

Sarah Bingham Real Estate Pollution National Aug. 25 2023

As Metro Vancouver continues to densify to meet the needs of a projected 3.8 million resident population expected by 2050, developers will need to consider the impact that increased construction noise and emission levels have on existing communities.

The aesthetics of mass timber: Considerations for structural, external and interior design

Sarah Bingham Real Estate Adera British Columbia Jul. 12 2023

Adera's Sarah Bingham writes that as homeowners value both functionality and aesthetics in their residences, developers are focusing on striking this balance by exploring innovative approaches to showcase building materials, like mass timber, in its more visually appealing form. 

Standard-setting in sustainability: Certifications developers can target in new buildings

Real Estate Adera Development Metro Vancouver Apr. 28 2023

A growing number of developers are actively using sustainable certifications to reach and maintain standards for excellence in development and building health. These certifications generate intrinsic benefits, allow developers to better align with consumer needs and generate competitive advantages.

Shifting toward mass timber in mid-rise development, addressing a housing need

Sarah Bingham Real Estate Mass timber Metro Vancouver Mar. 21 2023

Vancouver and its surrounding cities are building densely to meet housing demand. Carefully integrating mass timber in mid-rise projects is a sustainable option developers can explore to help create solutions to Metro Vancouver’s ongoing housing crisis.

2022: A year of learnings in sustainability for developers emerging from the pandemic

Sarah Bingham Real Estate Developers National Jan. 24 2023

In order to prioritize sustainability as we move through 2023, the learnings and progress from the past year will help shape future sustainable goals for developers.

How developers can keep sustainability on the agenda amid interest rate hikes

Sarah Bingham Real Estate Mass timber National Dec. 9 2022

In an environment of increasing costs, it is imperative that sustainability is kept on the agenda while navigating uncertainty in the market surrounding interest rates.



Cooling and air exchange systems: A sustainable step forward

Sarah Bingham Real Estate Cooling and air exchange systems Metro Vancouver Aug. 26 2022
Cooling and air exchange systems in buildings are taking precedence as extreme weather in Canada places people in jeopardy.

Greening the space around your building: sustainable landscaping; drought reduction techniques and outdoor amenity spaces

Sarah Bingham Real Estate Green space National Jul. 18 2022
Immersion in nature has proven benefits for our health. Urban green spaces such as parks and residential green spaces help to promote the mental and physical health of residents, providing psychological relaxation and stress alleviation, while stimulating social cohesion, and

How high-tech building management systems can reduce waste and increase efficiency

Sarah Bingham Waste Building a Cleaner Canada National May. 24 2022
Canada’s construction industry plays a significant role in the economy, generating $156 billion in GDP in February of this year. In tandem with revenue generation, the industry produces one-third of the total solid waste in Canada, which equates to over

A realistic path to sustainability for Canada’s construction industry

Sarah Bingham Carbon Sustainability National Apr. 5 2022
For Canada’s construction industry, sustainable operations and materials are paramount in a bid for environmentally conscious practices.  It is no secret that the global environment is currently in a precarious position. According to the United Nations, global net emissions must

Canada is just scratching the surface of mass timber development

Sarah Bingham Real Estate Construction British Columbia Feb. 9 2022
In Canada, our building industry has come a long way in terms of sustainable mass timber harvesting, manufacturing, design and construction — especially in B.C. But the truth remains that we’re still just scratching the surface of our full potential. Mass

Bringing ‘circular economy’ efforts to Canada’s construction industry is a worthy challenge

Sarah Bingham Real Estate Waste National Dec. 21 2021
In British Columbia, the experience over the past year with extreme and devastating weather linked to human-caused climate change has never been more obvious. The deadly heat dome of the past summer, followed by the ongoing devastation and flooding wrought

5 ways Canada’s builders can boost sustainability in a hurry

Sarah Bingham Energy Climate Action National Nov. 4 2021
It has become a widely-known fact that the construction industry is one of Canada’s worst polluters. It doesn’t need to be that way, but if we don’t take the right actions as an industry, the situation could get worse. Global

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