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Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...Architects (and EcoHome) have decided to react. UK Architects recently opened a website called Architects Declare giving UK Architects the possibility to sign...

New ecoMetrics Tool Unveiled at CaGBC Conference
Architecture

Diamond Schmitt Architects creates tool to compare energy use data across building types

Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects is taking a leadership role in the development of a sustainable design databank focused on energy-use reduction. The f...

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Architecture

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

The 19,000 square foot VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre creates a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape from a visual and ecological pe...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...ArchitectsLocated in Stuart, Va., Earthship Farmstead is an earth-sheltered, LEED Platinum, energy-positive certified Passive House that also operates as a work...

Okanagan College
LEED Certification

Recognition keeps coming for one of world’s most sustainable buildings

...architects and sustainability experts, drawing them to Penticton to tour the facility and learn from the College, architects, engineers and builders who made th...

Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...Architects A one-tonne block of ice a ton was placed inside each structure, both were then left in the summer sun for 18 days. At the end of that pe...

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

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...Architects & Builders whose tiny house & laneway home-building permits had similarly been refused , appeared at a Building Code Commission (BCC) hearing in mid-...