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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...

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification

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...

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. will be awarded to Canadian-based startups Carbon Upcycling-NLT and Carbon Corp. for technologies that incorporate carbon nanoparticles into building applica...

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, ...

Hurricane proof home

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...

Living Building Challenge

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...

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...

Carbon Tax USA & Canada - If it brings investment to lower carbon then it's good
Policy and Regulations

Carbon tax in Canada or USA – How More Tax might be a Good Thing

...a be easier than this”. It was a big jump from that roof to academia, but five years later I graduated with a doctorate and a dissertation about houses, homes a...

Earth Day 2021 – America Mobilizes to make Earth Day every Day!
Climate Change

And so it's Earth Day, Again...

...arth Day Event – EarthX in Texas – is that being Sustainable and cleaning up our act actually makes the best business sense for the US (and Canada). Please no...

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...

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...