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The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...Construction US joining Paris agreement again A recently sworn in President Biden has called climate change "an existential threat to the health of our ...

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...

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...

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...

Why Recycling Plastics Needs Legislation to be Effective
Health

Microplastics in drinking water : ‘It’s like eating a credit card every week’

...construction waste generated in traditional building. Consider this - at the current rate of construction, in any given year over 600 million tons of waste an...

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

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

...construction requires exploring new (and sometimes highly unusual) ideas in terms of home energy efficiency, cutting edge home design, and the creative use and ...

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...

Carbon Tax USA & Canada - If it brings investment to lower carbon then it's good
Policy and Regulations

Carbon tax in Canada or USA – How More Tax might be a Good Thing

...construction flaws over and over. I was fixing a roof when the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa...

Home Energy labeling, Impact of Mandatory labels on Real Estate prices US Canada
Real estate

The North American Property market faces a ticking timebomb - Mandatory energy labeling - and here's what to do about it

...construction, homes that have been built over the last 10 years will rapidly become less desirable to an increasingly educated market, especially as the new bui...

#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 Platinum home donated to Habitat for Humanity
LEED Certification

Student-built LEED home delivered to Habitat for Humanity

...construction site. Therefore, it had to be prefabricated at the school in a modular design that could be transported by truck to its final location. The video...