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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 - the new BC Energy Step Code is only one example - find out more about how to do a Blower Door Test . Read more about Vancouver's Greenest City Initiat...

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

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...code official in Vancouver, where similar fire safety rules were applied to that city’s Laneway House Program following on from the EcoDensity Program and with ...

Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...Code and the other to Passive House standards - were erected in the Olympic Village Square. The base level of building codes in Canada are higher than those in ...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State

Tiny Houses - Washington State legalizes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA and Tiny houses have historically been unable to meet the size and technical requirements for single - family dwellings in local WA building codes as they...


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

...Code of Canada including single- and multi-family housing, both new and renovated. Commercial, institutional, industrial and interior projects outside of Part...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

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

...Code for Buildings [MNECB]. This is achieved through a combination of passive design and highly-efficient mechanical systems. The passive design starts with a...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

...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 the new ...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...Code, and that's good enough " - how about that we learn about tried and tested ways of building better, and provide families with resilient homes built for a c...

New Tiny House Laws in San Jose California Passed
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California

...code for laneway homes making it easier to get a permit for legal Tiny Houses in Toronto from May 2020. Now we just heard that the laws for siting tiny homes on...