2020 / News

SUMO EV Car Sharing Launched in White Rock & Surrey BC
Commuting

New EV car-sharing program SUMO launched in Surrey & White Rock, British Columbia

...2020, which would make SUMO the first all-electric car share company in Canada. SUMO car-sharing service is coming to surrey & white rock BC Canada The ...

Greenwashing - CMA Launches a New Investigation to Recognize it and Stop It
Products and Materials

The UK Competition and Markets Authority is investigating "Greenwashing" of Products - Good!

...2020, the CMA will co-ordinate a ‘sweep’ of randomly selected websites with ICPEN members, with the aim of identifying the types of misleading green claims bein...

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California!
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California!

...2020 . Such a grand claim is no more easy to qualify than judging a ‘world's best cup of coffee’ contest, but even just making the statement and then actually...

New Tiny House Laws in San Jose California Passed
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California

...2020. Now we just heard that the laws for siting tiny homes on wheels in San Jose, California is to be updated too, great news for those looking to live in a ti...

2019 Renewables produced more Electric than Coal, Gas, Oil
Renewable Energy

In 2019, renewable energy sources produced more power in the US than fossil fuels

...2020, all new homes will need to include at least some solar panels to offset their energy consumption The city of Las Vegas announced a $1 billion investment...

Carbon Emissions in the US reduced in 2019 - IEA Report Reveals
Climate Change

Carbon emissions declined in US in 2019 - a glimmer of hope for climate change goals?

...2020) , any bit of good news we can share is a good thing. We must admit a bit of surprise that the best performer this year in reducing climate change-causin...

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030
Energy efficiency

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030

...2020 sustainability commitments two years early, including reducing the refrigerant-related GHG footprint of its products by 53%, reducing the GHG footprint of ...

The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...2020 , we weren’t really far off the mark, but wow, did some other stuff happen that shook things up. A few agenda items we did NOT see coming would perhaps be:...

Home Energy labeling, Impact of Mandatory labels on Real Estate prices US Canada
Real estate

The North American Property market faces a ticking timebomb - Mandatory energy labeling - and here's what to do about it

...2020! This is precisely why we see a problem in the short to mid-term future of home values in North America, and especially with the high value homes that were...