Nanaimo building designed by architect behind Empress Hotel for sale

Nanaimo building designed by architect behind Empress Hotel for sale

The French-Lebanese architect wants to see her industry transformed by drastically reducing the use of concrete -- a major CO2 contributor -- using more local materials and reusing existing buildings and materials. "We need to change our value system," the 42-year-old told AFP last month. The aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction industry and create buildings that can better resist the impacts of climate change. But it's not an easy battle. The industry accounts for almost …