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Passive House Standards: the Minimum for Housing Now

Passive House Standards: the Minimum for Housing Now In this Climate Emergency, Passive House is the Minimum Building Standard, according to the United Nations.

The Irish Experience: Building the Toronto Difference

The Irish Experience: Building the Toronto Difference 175 years ago, the shockwave of the Irish Famine caused a deluge of refugees that landed in Toronto’s Harbour. Today, the unique Irish experience continues to make a difference in building this city. Visit Ireland Park on Eireann Quay in Toronto to have an Irish experience.

Construction commences on Fire Station No. 2

Construction commences on Fire Station No. 2 Written By Angie Oliveira Posted May 12, 2021 Category Announcements News/Press The new replacement fire station for the City of Welland has formally begun. Located at 636 King Street, the new 6,800 sq ft. fire station will be constructed directly behind the existing station. KMAI is the architect [...]

KMAI Speaking at Canada’s Largest Long-Term Care & Retirement Communities Convention

KMAI Speaking at Canada’s Largest Long-Term Care & Retirement Communities Convention Written By Angie Oliveira Posted April 16, 2021 Category Announcements News/Press Jonathan Kearns and Esther van Eeden will be speaking about infection resistant environments at the Together We Care virtual convention. Taking place on Thursday, April 22 at 12pm, the session called “Passive House [...]

A New Vision for the Historic Foundry Buildings

KMAI CEO, Leading the Design Team for a New Vision for the Historic Foundry Buildings Written By Angie Oliveira Posted February 5, 2021 Category Announcements News/Press Following news that the demolition for Dominion Foundry has been temporarily halted, a new design proposal aims to regenerate the site and preserve the existing buildings. The concept called, [...]

IRTH Landscape Hotel & Spa Featured in Hospitality Design Magazine

IRTH Landscape Hotel & Spa Featured in Hospitality Design Magazine Written By Angie Oliveira Posted December 9, 2020 Category News/Press The latest issue of Hospitality Design takes a closer look at an eco-resort development in Prince Edward County. The project, known as IRTH Landscape Hotel & Spa, is a collaborative effort with Design Agency and [...]

Construction begins on Ontario’s largest purpose built Multi Unit Residence Passive House project

Meadowbrook Lane Begins Construction Written By Angie Oliveira Posted October 2, 2020 Category Announcements News/Press Shovels are now in the ground for Ontario’s largest purpose built Multi Unit Residence Passive House. Designed by KMAI, the multi-residential complex features 10-storeys with 145 units, ranging from bachelor to three-bedroom suites. The building, located at 3100 Meadowbrook Lane [...]

Seasons in a Passive House

Seasons in a Passive House Written By Donna Eng Posted September 15, 2020 Category Research/Insights Illustrations by Michael Eddenden Winter It’s a bitter morning. I’m admiring the icy frost on the exterior windowpane. A cup of tea in one hand, tracing the delicate patterns with the other, I feel toasty warm sitting—I might as well [...]

COVID-19: How Passive House = Passive Health

Across the globe wildlife is reclaiming its natural habitats; dolphins in the Italian canals, foxes in Toronto, deer in the streets of Japan and penguins in the suburbs of Cape Town.

The Reach wins 2020 Canadian Green Building Award

The Reach won the SAB Magazine Canadian Green Building Award for the Residential Small Award.

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