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A high efficiency mini-split heat pump feeds a heat pump water heater which will take a big bite out of the future energy bill of the Demo House.

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

With collaboration from contractors and professionals, Ecohabitation and APCHQ have joined forces to create a unique event this fall.

ECO-EXPO 2015 in Montreal: A green builders conference and trade show

The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation models across a wide range of the company’s building types

Diamond Schmitt Architects creates tool to compare energy use data across building types

With increasing attention put on thermal bridging in construction, rigid foam is finding its way into more and more homes, but which one should you use?

Rigid foam panels are not all the same, learn where and how they are best used.

It's that time of year when the Canadian Green Building Awards are granted. Among this years winners: MEC's Head Office

2015 Award Winning Project: Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

Whether you are renovating or building a new home, our categorized guide pages can help you through the process. We have something for all projects, from location and design to finishing and landscaping.

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Mitsubishi Mr.Slim heat pump
A high efficiency mini-split heat pump feeds a heat pump water heater which will take a big bite out of the future energy bill of the Demo House...
 Charles & Hudson, sous licence CC Montage Écohabitation
With collaboration from contractors and professionals, Ecohabitation and APCHQ have joined forces to create a unique event this fall...
New ecoMetrics Tool Unveiled at CaGBC Conference
The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation models across a wide range of the company’s building types..
Okanagan College
Add another chapter to the sustainability story of Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation...
Installing EPS rigid foam panels
With increasing attention put on thermal bridging in construction, rigid foam is finding its way into more and more homes, but which one should you use? ..
Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
It's that time of year when the Canadian Green Building Awards are granted. Among this years winners: MEC's Head Office..
Dr. Angus Gentle of UTS holds promising new polymer
A research team from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia is claiming a first in super cool roof technology with a surface that stays cooler than the ambient air temperature even under full summer sun...
Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled building materials can add character to a home while you save money and reduce building waste in landfills. ..
The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
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Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015
With 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015, the Canada Green Building Council calls a strong start to the year in Green Building..
Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
With a hot tub, personal chairlift and the mountainous playground in his back yard, snowboarding pioneer Mike Basich re-defines what a truly rich life looks like...