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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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

...efficient homes equate to more durable homes too. Would we rather own a home designed to last 30 years, or 60 years - at around the same price? What evidence ...

Formica targets Net Carbon Neutral countertop products for 2030

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

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

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. ...

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...

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...

Living Building Challenge
Health

One of the greenest homes on Earth is taking the Living Building Challenge in Alberta Canada - The Confluence

...efficient home design. Find more pages about sustainable construction and how to reduce emissions on the pages below and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide p...