During our research trip to Denmark this past summer we gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about sustainable approaches to architecture that were both inspiring and innovative. One of our goals with The Next Green project has always been to disseminate this information to Canadian audiences so that they can learn of the advances being achieved overseas that are possible here at home.
Recently, Heather Dubbeldam was invited to speak at several institutions and events on our research thus far. These included schools of architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto and Laurentian University in Sudbury; lectures organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects in St John’s, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in Ottawa; and the Design Exchange’s EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology in Toronto.
The Next Green continues to explore how Scandinavian and Northern European countries are using innovative sustainable design to achieve better environmental and socially sustainable outcomes in their built environments, from individual buildings to cities. Heather’s lectures have shared the first part of our team’s Prix de Rome travel research, centered on Denmark as a leader in sustainable design, environmentally, culturally and socially. We look forward to expanding our research to other countries in 2018, and to more upcoming speaking engagements across the country. We encourage you to stay tuned for more content as we share our findings.