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

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...carbon emissions in future years. Carbon emissions in the built environement At the same time that the city of Vancouver, and the entire North American West...

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Architecture

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

...carbon to achieve carbon neutrality; uses filtered rainwater for the building’s greywater requirements; and treats 100% of blackwater in an on-site bioreactor. ...

World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria
Architecture

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna

...carbon storage, so chopping one down to build something may elicit a tear from some, but it is way more 'green' than using concrete. Concrete releases about a...

SEM-B Mobility Launches it's Sustainable Urban Transit Solution
Commuting

A New and Sustainable Urban Transit System SEM-B Readies for Launch

...carbon economy and improving air quality in downtown areas, but it will not do anything to alleviate the growing problem of traffic congestion. Add in the rel...

Green Roof on Canadian Grocery Store
Environment

Green Roof on Canadian grocery store offers truly local produce

...carbon emissions from buildings but also transportation. Any reduction in fossil fuel use for shipping goods, like food, is very encouraging. The IGA grocery ...

Canada Greener Homes Grants Program 2021 Launches for Home Efficiency
Energy efficiency

Canada Greener Homes Grants retrofit program is launched

...carbon emissions in Canada, contributing about 18 per cent of the country's emissions, so we do like this initiative! Now you know about the 2021 Cana...

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification
Renovation

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First Retrofit IREE Certification

...carbon emissions and the overall environmental impacts of buildings while improving occupant health and contributing to a vibrant low-carbon economy. To accompl...

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

...carbon footprint and build sustainable and energy efficient homes in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide. and in the pages below: Compare the carbon foo...

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

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

...Carbon homes - the Ecohome S1600 prefab comes close! Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Find more about green home construction...

NAHB finds Slab on Grade Foundations are Most Popular in 2020
Design

Home foundation trends in 2020 are encouraging for sustainability as slab on grade wins

...carbon footprint in the built environment. In the quest for zero carbon homes , a Canadian company may have found the solution with a carbon-sequestering conc...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...carbon efficient alternative to demolition and new build whenever there is a viable choice. Include life cycle costing, whole life carbon modelling and post o...