Past Projects

Learn about some of the Built Environment Team's past projects and initiatives below!

 

Sustainable Building

Sustainable Building

Utilizing more sustainable building design and construction materials is vital. The EAC has direct experience in doing just that. When renovating our offices, we put our ideas and principles into action. We used modern technologies and salvaged materials for as sustainable an outcome as possible. For more information on how we did this, read EAC’s Fern Lane green building encyclopedia (2015-2016).  

Stormwater Infrastructure

Stormwater Infrastructure 

As the HRM builds new infrastructure and redevelops old corridors and communities, one element that must be integrated is stormwater infrastructure. Green roofs, rain gardens, and bioswales are just a few examples of stormwater infrastructure that can help absorb rainfall and make our roads and buildings more resilient. We have explored the viability of green roofs and their many benefits, all of which you can read about in EAC’s manual on green roofs (June, 2009)  

Waste Management 

Waste Management 

Population growth combined with a development boom equals more waste. The EAC has developed policy recommendations for reducing, reusing, and recycling that waste. Those recommendations can be found in EAC’s discussion paper about solid waste regulation in Nova Scotia (August 2014). We’ve also created helpful tips for the construction industry in EAC’s toolkit on how to grapple with construction and demolition waste (March, 2010). Still, need more? Check out Divert Nova Scotia.