Commercial / Guides

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...commercial buildings constructed primarily of certified wood and beetle-killed wood (currently B.C.’s largest source of carbon emissions). Its wood structure lo...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...commercial and residential buildings. Because commercial buildings generally draw more power during the day and residential use tends to increase in the evening...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings in support of Canada’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. CaGBC believes that a ze...

LEED v4
LEED Homes

What is different with LEED V4?

...commercial offices to hospitals, each space type has unique needs and challenges when using LEED. LEED v4 addresses 21 different market sector adaptations, incl...

Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
Lifestyle and environment

Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

...commercial and institutional projects. WELL is administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) and is third-party certified by GBCI. The n...

tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

...commercial licence in the U.S. for tidal power generation, a green light for the installation of up to 30 turbines over 3 years that will produce 1 megawatt of ...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...commercial and residential buildings) must be fully "carbon neutral" by 2050 to be in accordance with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement as laid out by th...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...commercial buildings and city infrastructure is concrete, which has an extremely high carbon footprint , with cement production accounting for 7% of global carb...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...commercial energy producers such as the massive solar farm in Sarnia Ontario, the microFIT program is intended to encourage renewable energy projects in small b...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...commercial buildings given the initial cost. For a reasonably well insulated and moderately sized house, you may be dead and gone before you get your money out ...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...commercial buildings more energy efficient, the government also announced a competition to create four $100-million long-term funds to help attract private capi...