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Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification
Renovation

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First Retrofit IREE Certification

...anada accelerates green building market transformation and impact in Canada. GBCI Canada provides customer service and certification services in Canada with its...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...antastic that local authorities, political parties and now architects are declaring a climate emergency, but if it remains as a slogan instead of an immediate a...

Hurricane proof home
Design

Hurricane-proof home

...astating impacts of the 2017 hurricane season. Weather events are more extreme in all regions of the globe, so building for a changing climate is very important...

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

...alculated the full impact of polluted waterways and air, with the associated health and environmental damage that it causes - including runaway climate change, ...

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

...alidation adds third-party credibility to our actions - we have real commitments, based on facts and data, that are externally validated and aligned with climat...

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

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...ating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes Resilient Homes: Future proofing Buildings for a Changing Climate The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Compar...

Living Building Challenge
Health

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

...ave imagined in a traditional classroom setting. It was certainly a highlight in my education, and a rewarding experience to have been a part of the team,” says...

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

...a slab on grade instead of a basement foundation as they have much less concrete and allow for more sustainable materials to be used in above grade wall assembl...

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

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...alculations: Calculating lifecycle emissions of homes and buildings got a big boost as a free online embodied carbon calculator became available last year, maki...

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)

...analysts yesterday slashing forecasts for new solar power projects by 8% - and saying that sales of electric vehicles will stagnate as well in 2020. How to ma...

Carbon negative concrete CMU blocks
Climate Change

Carbon negative concrete goes into pioneering “green” CMU blocks – Quebec leads the way!

...ause of the updated curing process, which Architects and home-builders really appreciate,” added Philippe. If you are located in the North East Canada and USA...