Commercial / Guides

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...commercial building owners to disclose the energy efficiency performance to tenants and buyers. It should come as little surprise that a discouraging amount o...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...commercial buildings that offer outside views and natural light report higher productivity and worker satisfaction. How passive solar heating and cooling work...

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

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

...commercial buildings that meet the thermal requirements of the Step Code. Alternatively, there is always the option as a developer to decide to build to LEED ce...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...commercially available phase change drywall and other building materials, we first came across Thermal Core, a drywall product said to contain microscopic acryl...

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...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...commercial alternatives if it is to be a viable player in the green home building industry. Organic insulation materials can, in some instances, be at a greater...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...commercials for magical little 'air fresheners' that are said to stop odours that originate through pets, cooking and general human habitation. And there are a ...

Mixed interior room lighting

Home lighting design

...commercial bulbs, leaving a greenish hue. Light temperature chart via Ecolite Squarespace The quality and colour of light affects us more than most peop...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...commercial production of melamine usually employs urea as a starting material. Urea is broken down to cyanuric acid, which then can be reacted to form melamine....

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...commercial and residential buildings, requiring all rezoned building projects to receive LEED Gold certification or better. "We value our relationship with th...