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Building Up To Greenbuild: Bring Your Hardhat And Watch Out For Raining Panes

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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30,000 green building professionals are coming to Toronto for Greenbuild in October; this series will try to explain Toronto to them. A hundred years ago, the walls of Toronto's stone and brick buildings probably had average R-value of 4; today, it has probably dropped to R-2. That's because all the developers love those floor to ceiling window walls that are quick, cheap and glitzy. They all use glass balcony guards as well; one barely needs an architect anymore, it is so formulaic. But lately the formula has been breaking down, as glass guards have been spontaneously exploding, showering the streets below with sharp little sugar-cube sized pieces of tempered glass. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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