Tag: air quality

Green and Healthy. Indoor plants are not just decoration

March 2, 2018 by Catheryn Hodgson

  Q Lofts boasts an airtight building envelope. Because of that, having fresh air is a big deal. Exhaust fans in the two bathrooms in each suite continuously exhaust stale air to Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) on the roof which, in turn, pull in fresh air. In fact, a full exchange of air occurs approximately […]

CaGBC honours Canada’s green building leaders at 2017 Leadership Awards

June 2, 2017 by Catheryn Hodgson

  The Canadian Green Building Council announced its award winners in a number of categories at its recent annual conference. We are delighted to announce that Q Lofts received honourable mention in the new category of Excellence in Green Building – New Construction. And we are in very good company. A second honourable mention was […]

Q Lofts: Small things make a huge difference for LEED Platinum status

February 21, 2017 by Catheryn Hodgson

An entry mat impacts LEED Platinum status? Really? Every aspect of Q Lofts’ design minimizes environmental impact. Building materials and techniques were chosen with a close eye to environmental impact on long-term durability. While many are familiar with the ‘big ticket’ items — ICF (insulated concrete form system exterior walls), triple-glazed windows, heat pumps and […]