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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...

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...

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...

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months o
LEED Certification

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015

...Building Council (CaGBC) saw a very strong start to 2015 in terms of green building certifications in Canada, with 135 registrations and 202 certifications betw...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

2015 Award Winning Project: Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

...building for its head office that would reflect its unique corporate culture. The Vancouver, BC site chosen for the 12,100m2 building is southeast of the city c...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

CaGBC lends its support to rebuilding efforts in Calgary and Lac-Mégantic

...building for a better, stronger Calgary, and LEED can be a part of that,” he says. “Rebuilding to LEED standards is a way of building better than before, leadin...