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Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...construction. For six weeks between April and May 2007, two 1,300 kg blocks of ice were installed in two ‘boxes’ in Brussels, one with standard construction for...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...construction play a major part in these problems, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, whilst having a direct impact on o...

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

...construction. Foam is a petroleum-based product that until now has either had a significant impact on ozone depletion or high greenhouse gas emissions during pr...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State
Design

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

...construction integrity and performance. Depending on their characteristics, different regulatory structures are applicable. For example, recreational vehicles...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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

...Construction materials diverted from landfill = 94% Materials Glulam and nail-laminated wood construction with structural insulated panels and curtain wall...

Coronavirus - clean energy & sustainables in jeopardy after covid-19 - IEA
Climate Change

Coronavirus poses a threat to climate action says The International Energy Agency (IEA)

...construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Net...

#BuildingLife #WGBW2019
Climate Change

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

...construction process and material manufacturing. To date, the mainstream building and construction industry’s focus has been on operational emissions and how ...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

Our House is the story of a small town united around the construction of an exemplary home. After being awarded with the ‘Prix d'excellence’ at the end of 2017...

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

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California

...construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Mem...

Chicago green roof
Urban planning

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

...construction. Green roofs really started to take off commercially in April 2000, under the direction of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. His fervour and determinati...

World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria
Architecture

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna

...construction and operation, so if we can lower the CO2 emissions when we build (in this case 2,800 tonnes) then that's a really good thing. We found this story ...