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Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

Landmark Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero home...

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

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...community will eventually connect the school, community center, day care, grocery store and coffee shops when the community is complete. Residents and visitors ...

House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

Developer Luc Bélisle will be partnering with Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes to build the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifi...

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

...sustainable community development practices. We work closely with our member organizations who are involved in the design, construction and operation of buildin...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...community housing. The 20/20 Catalysts Program currently includes 40 mentors from a wide range of fields; from Indigenous leaders who have completed projects, t...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...community. Bluewater Health achieved LEED certification for its reduced energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of othe...

Real estate

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...community resources. Buying into a 55-plus community is a good fit for some retirees. These homes are designed for aging in place and frequently provide conve...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...community and civil society to help advance green building as a complementary strategy to address pre- and post-emergency management situations, ultimately forg...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...community feedback, in July 2009 in an unprecedented move by a Canadian city, council adopted the Laneway House Program. At that time, council asked staff to ...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

There is some debate in performance building circles, particularly in the Passive House community as to whether or not you can add enough insulation below a ...

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

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Sustainable Solutions Tay Township, ON www.globalsustainablesolutions.ca Habitat for Humanity Manitoba Winnipeg, MB www.habitat.mb.ca Habita...

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