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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...

The tallest Passive House in the world will soon be built in Vancouver BC
Urban planning

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...efficient and airtight building standards . By promoting the Passive House Green Home Rating System and making it easier for home builders to meet Passive Hou...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

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...

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...

Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale, the world's first vertical forest

...efficient, albeit ugly, solution to parking predicaments. The land used for multilevel parkades or high-rise buildings is quite minimal compared to the servic...

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 ...

2019 Renewables produced more Electric than Coal, Gas, Oil
Renewable Energy

In 2019, renewable energy sources produced more power in the US than fossil fuels

...efficient homes in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide. and in the pages below: Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete buildings ...

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...

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...

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. ...