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Living Building Challenge

One of the greenest homes on Earth is taking the Living Building Challenge in Alberta Canada - The Confluence

...Building Challenge - to change the world one green building at a time." Alberta home The Confluence takes the Living Building Challenge The challenge go...

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...

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 .

When a house becomes a #stayathome

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...

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...

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 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 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 -...

Teachers experimenting with insulated I-joists as wall studs
LEED Certification

Webisode # 2 following a carpentry school that is making big waves in Quebec building practices, it’s doubtful that they could have envisioned how well and how far it would resonate. The town of Ormstown is engaged, the Quebec medi...

Building with ICF in California Wildfire Zone - Habitat for Humanity
Products and Materials

Habitat for Humanity - building durable homes in California wildfire zones from ICF building techniques here : Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete Buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing c...

World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria

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'...

Heat Reflective Paint for Roofs & Walls, Does it Work?
Products and Materials

A new reflective paint can reduce energy consumption & lower cooling bills building products and techniques , along with time tested passive heating and cooling strategies in the Ecohome Green Building Guide and on the following ...