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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...

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

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

...efficient route, which is set as the default option. This new routing option will give drivers the choice between the fastest, the slowest, and the most fuel-...

Canada Greener Homes Grants Program 2021 Launches for Home Efficiency
Energy efficiency

Canada Greener Homes Grants retrofit program is launched

...efficient retrofits to their homes, such as improving insulation, more efficient heating systems and replacing old windows, etc. EnerGuide evaluations (worth ...

Water Efficiency News - Trump showerhead laws reversed by Biden
Water

Trump shower head rules reversed by Biden - Water Efficiency is Back !

...efficient with water also means being efficient with energy - which saves money - which we go into more detail on in our guide asking whether low-flow shower he...

The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...efficient showerheads! Learn about the latest in low flow showerheads here . Water efficient and dual flush toilets are becoming very popular, and have become...

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...

Renewable Energy - Houston goes for 100% green
Renewable Energy

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy

...efficient sources of energy and we look forward to offering our support, now and into the future.” said Mauricio Gutierrez, President & CEO, NRG Energy. Under...

Help Us to Help You - 3 Min Survey - Why Eco Homes are the Future
Ecohome

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

...efficient homes Find sustainable green building products Green Home Certifications – LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Passive Solar Index

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 ...

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...

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...