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Building with ICF in California Wildfire Zone - Habitat for Humanity
Products and Materials

Habitat for Humanity - building durable homes in California wildfire zones from ICF

...durable, and affordable homes.” ICF concrete home survives wildfires in California proving that resilient homes can be a good option Other associations ...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

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

...homes in the region. As rebuilding efforts continue in the affected areas, the CaGBC is working with Alberta home designer and LEED Homes Provider, 4 Elements I...

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

...durable, non-toxic and beatiful floor. Homes on slabs can usually be more affordable to build, more durable, and leave you with healthier indoor air quality...

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

...homes. The energy efficiency time bomb for newer “code built” homes As the pressure is also now on to significantly improve the performance of new homes und...

Formica targets Net Carbon Neutral countertop products for 2030

Formica Corporation Announces New Sustainability Goals, Targets Net Carbon Neutrality by 2030

...homes, not just for their own benefits but as members of a global community. Homes built with sustainable non-toxic building materials protects the environment ...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...homes built for a changing climate ? Maybe we can learn from different countries which have similar climates but who are more aware that the path to sustainable...

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

...homes and sustainability. Houses, homes and sustainability I’m concerned with how our homes fit into local to global ecology, and for me, sustainability is ...