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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

...efficient building standards. Cities and towns now have the clout to raise the bottom rung of their regional building codes and enforce more energy-efficient ne...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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

...efficient than the reference building under the Model National Energy Code for Buildings [MNECB]. This is achieved through a combination of passive design and h...

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months o
LEED Certification

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015

...efficient buildings since they have more air exchanges and require significantly more water than most other buildings. When designing these facilities, it was t...

Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...efficient, nor do we think the standard of 15kWh / m² per year is a line in the sand that defines high performance. But the results are a clear testament to the...

Tiny Houses for Sale, Plans, how to Build all here at EcoHome
Urban planning

Tiny Houses - The first official Tiny Home Eco Village in Canada gets approval in Okotoks

...efficient Tiny Homes should also reduce water consumption, gas and electrical usage, as the homes are only about 350 to 550 square feet each. Tiny Homes 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

...efficient home with superior indoor air quality. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are fairly common in the building industry, and refer to prefabricated wall ...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...Efficient The house is designed to meet the most rigorous energy standard in the world: the German Passivhaus Building Energy Standard. The house uses 90%...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...efficient and consume less? How about that in North America we as home builders decide to promote building more efficient homes to customers, as our contributio...

Carbon Emissions in the US reduced in 2019 - IEA Report Reveals
Climate Change

Carbon emissions declined in US in 2019 - a glimmer of hope for climate change goals?

...efficient fixtures and low-flow toilets , it is truly a marvel that climate-change emissions have dropped amidst that train wreck of environmental stewardship. ...

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto
Policy and Regulations

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...efficient housing” he added. 'L'abri 500-BV' LEED or Zero Energy ready tiny house prefab kit home can be ideal for Laneway homes Building Permits for La...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

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

...efficient and sustainable houses. About CaGBC The CaGBC ( www.cagbc.org ) is the leading national industry organization advancing green building and sustain...