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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...

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Architecture

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

...building is organized into undulating green roof ‘petals’ that float above curved rammed earth and concrete walls. The Living Building Challenge is a building...

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...

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 site to gain experience, so the school has had to design a modular home that could be pre-fabricated in the school and shipped to the building site for...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...building products, so we set strict limits on formaldehyde and VOCs . The building is also insulated with cellulose insulation and water-blown EPS foam (two of ...

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.

...Buildings account for the majority of climate change causing emissions, and concrete is the most carbon intensive building product that goes into houses and bui...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State
Design

Tiny Houses - Washington State legalizes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...building code standards for building Tiny Houses: In 2018, the International Code Council issued suggestions for Tiny house building standards in Appendix Q...

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

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...building will contribute towards smarter and more eco-friendly cities, there is social responsibility component as well. The building will have 328 market condo...

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California!
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California!

...building an ADU as an important source of passive income in uncertain times. Are Tiny Houses eco friendly? Well, brace yourself for a yes and no answer. Sma...

Help Us to Help You - 3 Min Survey - Why Eco Homes are the Future
Ecohome

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

...Building Guide – sustainable home building guidance Green home showcase of inspirational homes Green building Q and A advice forum Find building professio...