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CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...green buildings compared to similar buildings. 68% of building owners and developers reported decreases in water consumption in their green buildings. The m...

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

...Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating Systems™, GBCI continues to develop new programs and offer the marketplace validation that building certifi...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...green and sustainable building in Canada. We have worked extremely hard over the past 14 years to expand the reach and positive impact of green building across ...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...green. New and recycled building materials: Cost: First of all you need to determine whether or not you can afford a particular product. If you've made it...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...Building a Green Wooden Deck here Other advantages: Reduced efflorescence as it is less porous, and absorbs less water than normal concrete Stronger and...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...green roof system: Green roof composition © Cosella Dorken With a wide array of green roof systems available in the marketplace, it’s increasingly diffi...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...marketplace confusion in green labelling and provides continuity with the over one million Canadian homes that have been labelled using ERS to date. 2. Focus ...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...building materials in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages at North America's green building website, Ecohome.