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Okanagan College
LEED Certification

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

...Green Building Council. (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is globally recognized as a means of assessing green building practic...

When a house becomes a #stayathome
Ecohome

When a House becomes a #stayathome

...Green Building Resources Take care out there, keep safe, stay healthy - and a HUGE thank you for all the First Responders and Essential Workers who are ho...

Chicago green roof
Urban planning

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

...green roofs were a novelty, and the only person you knew that had one was your neighbour's crazy second cousin. That's not the case anymore, as many building id...

A building made from K-Tect’s foam and steel structural insulated pane
Products and Materials

A New High Performance Wall System Makes Inroads Into the Ottawa Construction Market

...greenhouse gas emissions during production. However, given their durability and performance, they remained in the realm of green building products. Installation...

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

...Greenest City Initiative here and Passive House Certification in North America here at EcoHome , North America's online sustainable green building resource .

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

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...Buildings How to Keep Wildfire Smoke out of Homes with HRV, ERV & Aircon Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages -...

New Frontiers School Board 'Our House' team
LEED Certification

Quebec carpentry students attempt LEED v4 certification on home that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity

...green building rating system (three teachers are already certified with LEED credentials) and they are giving their students a chance to work on a registered LE...

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

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...Green building trends for 2021 Here is what we’ve found to be trending in green building circles and online search and purchase data: Water saving low flow ...

World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria
Architecture

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna

...building material. It's renewable and it acts as carbon storage, so chopping one down to build something may elicit a tear from some, but it is way more 'green'...

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

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...green building techniques here : All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Finding green building desig...

CarbonCure low carbon footprint ready mix concrete
Products and Materials

Two startups cutting emissions from the use of concrete have won the $20 million Carbon Xprize.

...green building techniques here : Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete Buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing c...