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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 ...

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...

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

...construction and renovation standards. According to Luke Dolan, owner of Capital Home Energy and the B.C. director of the Canadian Association of Consulting E...

Design

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

...construction, existing buildings, renovations and interior design projects. CATEGORIES There are two main categories: Residential projects that fall wit...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

CaGBC lends its support to rebuilding efforts in Calgary and Lac-Mégantic

...construction of 50 LEED Silver certified condo units completed in October 2013, named the “Condos Lighthouse”. The project was spearheaded by Les Constructions ...

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