2020 / News

NAHB finds Slab on Grade Foundations are Most Popular in 2020
Design

Home foundation trends in 2020 are encouraging for sustainability as slab on grade wins

It's slab on grade foundations for the win! The NAHB study showed that 65% of new single-family home starts in 2020 were built on slab on grade foundations, ...

The History of Earth Day up to 50th Anniversary April 22 2020 - Ecohome
Climate Change

Earth Day 50th Anniversary was the 22 April 2020 - What's the History?

...2020, and with the renewed Media interest in "The Environment" we're going to call " The Greta Effect ," we decided to see what Earth Day is really all about, w...

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto
Policy and Regulations

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...2020 initiative – an approach to increasing urban density in existing areas that Toronto is only recently starting to embrace following a period (literally) of ...

Renewable Energy - Houston goes for 100% green
Renewable Energy

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy In April, 2020, The City of Houston announced a renewed deal with NRG Energy as the City’s retail el...

BC Energy Step Code - Building Sustainable Homes in Canada
Policy and Regulations

BC Leads the way in energy efficient housing and green job creation though the BC Energy Step Code

...2020. This work was published in Vancouver 2020: A Bright Green Future, and in subsequent Action Plans, ensuring that a movement towards energy efficient housin...

World's First All Electric Commercial Aircraft Test Flight Richmond Vancouver BC
Renewable Energy

World's First All-electric Commercial Aircraft - Successful Test Flight Richmond Vancouver BC

...2020 "Greenest City" fast approaching, Harbour Air announced in March 19 that it had partnered with engineering firm MagniX in Washington State with the goal of...

Earth Day 2021 – America Mobilizes to make Earth Day every Day!
Climate Change

And so it's Earth Day, Again...

...2020, and with the renewed Media interest in "The Environment" that we're going to call "The Greta Effect", we decided to see what Earth Day is really all about...

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles - Nov 2020
Commuting

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles! Total state + fed incentives = up to $13.5K

...2020! As you may have already heard, California has created a “Clean Fuel Rewards” program, which basically rewards Californian residents up to $1,500 when th...

The tallest Passive House in the world will soon be built in Vancouver BC
Urban planning

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

Vancouver, Canada established their place as a leader in reducing carbon footprints of cities and homes years ago with their Greenest City 2020 Initiative led ...

Coronavirus - clean energy & sustainables in jeopardy after covid-19 - IEA
Climate Change

Coronavirus poses a threat to climate action says The International Energy Agency (IEA)

...2020. How to maintain the switch to renewable energy after coronavirus? “We should not allow today’s (virus) crisis to compromise the clean energy transitio...

Water Efficiency News - Trump showerhead laws reversed by Biden
Water

Trump shower head rules reversed by Biden - Water Efficiency is Back !

...2020, were heavily criticized at the time by environmental advocates and consumer and appliance standards groups as wasteful and unnecessary. Andrew deLaski, ...