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Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...buildings Controlling sound transmission in buildings RChoosing Sound absorbing insulation

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

...Living 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 labora...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGB...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...living walls, we question claims about their impact on indoor air quality. Simply due to the rate of air leakage in most buildings, it would be difficult for an...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...buildings. To date, project teams in more than 140 countries and territories have implemented LEED in their building projects, taking advantage of its global, r...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...living Building standard exceeds that. There are 7 components to the Living Building Challenge: site, water, energy, health, materials, equity and beauty. As ...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

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

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

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...Living building challenge? The Living Building Challenge is the most rigorous and comprehensive of all building rating systems. Performance requirements inclu...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

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

...Living Building Challenge standards, CIRS is one of the few commercial buildings constructed primarily of certified wood and beetle-killed wood (currently B.C.’...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Living Building Challenge: By far the hardest certification to achieve, the Living Building Challenge is for the hardcore green builder. This rating system co...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...living spaces from garages and unused yard space. Since these early garage conversions often had no permits and building inspectors are really only sent out t...

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