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23 Ways You Can Benefit From Universal Design

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability… It is a fundamental condition of good design. If an environment is accessible, usable, convenient […]

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What is a BCIN?

The Ontario Building Code (OBC) administered by the Building and Development Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, is the legislative framework governing the construction, renovation and change-of-use of a building.  A Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) is required by a designer who engages in the following activities: […]

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What is a LEED Associated Professional?

The LEED Professional Exams are administered by the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and test knowledge based on the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating Systems. A LEED Associate demonstrates a solid understanding of green building principles and practices. For more information on LEED […]

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What is a Certified Aging In Place Specialist?

Developed by the Washington D.C.-based National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) designation gives designers the technical skills needed to address the needs of the aging population. With a CAPS designation a designer is able to identify areas within a home that may pose […]