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Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...city has separated bike lanes running from the eastern part of the city, through downtown and to the west part of the city with plans approved for another lane ...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...city staff: The city has hired Passive House Canada (PHC) to train more than a hundred City of Vancouver staff (plan checkers, rezoning planners, development ...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...city, which would have been similar in scale to the Gardner Expressway in Toronto. Instead of a major artery allowing cars a quick exit from the city, residen...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...city street lights. The city of Portland, Oregon is hoping that the generation of power within the water system will alleviate some of the growing costs the c...

Aerial view of BRE Innovation Park Living City Campus
Lifestyle and environment

Seven experimental homes being built at the Living City Campus North of Toronto

...City Campus at Kortright, ON, where currently you can find a duplex called The Archetype Sustainable House (ASH) . The twin houses act as a living laboratory wi...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...city policies designed to develop people-friendly neighbourhoods. Unused city land between large lots was re-zoned to allow for new housing that promoted commun...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...city itself starts to sink. This can damage city infrastructure as well as present a greater flood risk for cities along the coast and even inland cities with w...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

1. Life without a car. One of the nice things about living in the city is public transportation and proximity to services, which makes it possible to live wi...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...City of Vancouver Step Code is well underway with the Greenest City 2020 initiative . BC Energy Step Code Builder Guide Message to BC general contractors ab...

Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric scooter for urban commuting

...city is to electric scooters, and whether getting around so stylishly will earn you a high five from law enforcement, or a ticket. Intrigued? Check out the Ki...

Epiphany 0nE Puck
Renewable energy

A 'Stirling' idea for charging your cell phone

...city to city, or country to country leaves you no time to bother with finding an outlet or adapter to charge your phone, which is bound to power-down sooner or ...

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