Blog Description - A collection of media articles and tweets highlighting 1) the dangers of sun glare while driving, 2) the issue of shadowing due to urban development, and 3) random fun sun facts.

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Cheers, Ralph Bouwmeester

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sun and Shade in Urban Development–November 2017

Updated Toronto Green Standard adopted for new buildings via Construction Canada

The new green standards pave the way for near zero emissions for new buildings by 2030.

In our survey, +85% of people feel that losing up to 1 hour of sun per day due to development is reasonable. What do you think?

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This proposed building, near Bloor and St. George Streets in Toronto, has been designed to minimize shadows on nearby Taddle Creek Park.  The article explains how the building’s twisting shape reduces shadowing.

Cheers, Ralph

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