Net positive / Guides

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

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

...net positive” benefits to the environment. It reduces UBC ’s carbon emissions, powers itself and a neighboring building with renewable and waste energy, creates...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...Net Zero Carbon Buildings Summit on May 30, 2017 in Vancouver, being held in conjunction with our annual national conference, Building Lasting Change, which run...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...positive-production buildings with corresponding standards, but a Powerhouse certified building goes beyond energy performance and generation to include the ful...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...Net Energy ready kit homes sector in Quebec, Ontario and North Eastern US States such as New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire. What is driving building p...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

This article was inspired by a podcast I heard at Positive Energy, where I have yet to hear a podcast that I didn't want to listen to a second time, so check...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...positive bottom lines." Canada retains its spot as the top country for LEED for the second year in a row. The Canadian government names buildings as the fourt...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...Positive Energy Buildings , Living Building Challenge (LBC) rating or Net Zero Energy or ZNE labelled homes are the future for efficient & resilient constructio...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...Network is all about.) With this aim, recent years have seen a growth in sustainable green building certifications and programs , such as LEED , Passive House...