Welcome to spring! As I write this, Edmonton has been buried beneath a fresh blanket of fluffy white snow. Not exactly spring weather, but, as Albertans, it's what we are used to. Winter encroaches on spring and fall every year, no matter how badly we want a little more sunshine and some new buds on the trees.
While we may not be seeing that greenery (yet!), we are definitely seeing the construction industry get greener every day. Over 400 buildings have been registered with LEED in the province and the Mosaic Centre—Alberta's first Living Building Challenge Petal–certified building—was officially completed in February. Considering the innovative projects happening around us, it's hard not to get excited for the future of sustainable building, even while trudging through snow banks.