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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 housing. “The town of Paradise was 90 percent destroyed by wildfires. Residents have had their lives turned upside down,” said Nicole Bateman, executi...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

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

...durable, comfortable and healthy. It will be a great legacy to leave after 2013.” “These two events took a major toll on both the citizens and infrastructure ...

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...

Formica targets Net Carbon Neutral countertop products for 2030

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

...durable kitchens and bathrooms Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate See LEED and Passive House ready prefab eco homes For Canada ...

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

...durable homes too. Would we rather own a home designed to last 30 years, or 60 years - at around the same price? What evidence is there that regular North Ame...

Commuting

The Scrooser: eco cruising in style

Enter the Scrooser. The Scrooser is a German engineered electric scooter with a top speed of 24 km (15 mph) and a range of 35.5 km (22 miles). It works with an...

Modular EV Battery Swapping Stations by Ample are Launched
Commuting

Modular EV battery swapping system makes EV battery filling as quick as gas powered vehicles

Ample is a new electric vehicle charging system which works by having robots quickly replace small modular battery packs in electric cars, getting them back on...

GOOGLE MAPS update - prioritizes ECO-Friendly ROUTES & Bikes
Commuting

Google Maps updated to show most eco friendly and fuel efficient routes first

Google just announced that effective immediately, the Google Maps app will feature the most eco-friendly routes for iOS and Android users in the U.S. and it wi...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

Climate change & biodiversity loss are a fact - so what can we do? Climate change & biodiversity loss are the most serious issues we can have a positive impa...

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

I was a carpenter/contractor for decades, during and in between university. In 2008 an old injury flared up forcing me to start looking for something else to d...