City of Stratford – Climate Change

Embodied Carbon explained

Embodied carbon of new and existing buildings

Addressing climate change by retrofitting Canada’s existing buildings

Retrofitting Canada’s existing buildings

Stratford City Council:

Straford City Council. Agenda, August 8, 2022 (meeting # 4697), p. 94-133. 

Galen Simmons. “Stratford committee votes against heritage recommendation for hospital buildings,” The Beacon Herald (July 12, 2022).   

About Avon Crest: 

Dean Robinson. For Your Health: Stratford General Hospital 1891-2002 (Stratford: Stratford General Hospital, 2003). Available at Stratford Public Library: 971.323 Rob

Howard Shubert. “Avon Crest Hospital: Built by the people of Stratford, who will step up to save it?” ACORN (Spring 2021), p. 24-25. Avon Crest – Acorn

“Historically Speaking – Avon Crest.” Stratford & District Historical Society (March 6, 2021). 

“Did You Know… Avon Crest – Stratford General Hospital – threatened,” Stratford & District Historical Society (February 6, 2020). 

Dan Schneider. “Avon Crest: Stratford’s First Hospital at a Crossroads,” ACO Stratford/Perth Countyhttps://www.stratford– 

Environment (Save a building, fight climate change):

Sarah Sheehan. “Save a building, fight climate change.” CBC News (Jan 26, 2022)

Lloyd Alter. “The Preservation of Existing Buildings Is Climate Action,” Treehugger (June 22, 2022),

Oliver Wainwright. “‘Demolition is an act of violence’: the architects reworking buildings instead of tearing them down.” The Guardian (Aug 16, 2022)

Leah Gerber. “It’s not just heritage, it’s climate change — demolishing old buildings has a carbon cost, advocate says.” The Record (July 15, 2021).

Oliver Wainwright. “The case for … never demolishing another building.” The Guardian (Jan 13, 2020).

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