Tag: environment

What’s a Walk Score and why should you care?

February 15, 2018 by Catheryn Hodgson

Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address. It awards points based on the distance to the closet amenity in a number of categories. The company was founded over 10 years ago with the belief that “walkability offers significant benefits to our health, the environment, our finances […]

A few more details – read the POLYCORP news release

June 9, 2017 by Catheryn Hodgson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE POLYCORP Receives Honourable Mention For Excellence in Green Building by Canada Green Building Council Halifax, Nova Scotia – June 9, 2017 – Local developer and builder, POLYCORP, received Honourable Mention for its north end Halifax condominium project, Q Lofts, in the category of Excellence in Green Building – New Construction at the […]

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 […]