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

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

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

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 climate...

Design

Got a Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types, including new construction,...

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

...building standards. Cities and towns now have the clout to raise the bottom rung of their regional building codes and enforce more energy-efficient new home con...

Okanagan College
LEED Certification

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

...Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation. The College received LEED Platinum certification recently for the Penticton building from the Canad...

#BuildingLife #WGBW2019
Climate Change

This week is World Green Building Week - & EcoHome makes its pledge

...building sustainable green homes, see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides #BuildingLife #WGBW2019

New ecoMetrics Tool Unveiled at CaGBC Conference
Architecture

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

...building types. “What began as a response to The 2030 Challenge for energy efficiency in buildings evolved into a powerful, interactive visual database contai...

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

...building industry, and refer to prefabricated wall sections that comprise the building structure as well as the insulation. Largely due to the performance as we...

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

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...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 shower...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

...Building Code, but would greatly surpass it. The house would then be delivered to a nearby vacant lot, and with the help of Habitat for Humanity it would become...

Living Building Challenge
Health

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...