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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 negative concrete CMU blocks
Climate Change

Carbon negative concrete goes into pioneering “green” CMU blocks – Quebec leads the way!

...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 F...

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

...efficient, very comfortable, and built at a comparable and even lower cost compared to code built homes. To find out which areas may be susceptible to frost hea...

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...

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...

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...

Smart Homes of the Future, Survey reveals what Adults & Kids think sustainable
Innovation

The Future of Smart Homes, a recent survey explores how our homes will change to respond to climate change

Smart Homes of the Future On one hand we have what "the experts" think Smart Homes of the future will be like , with 'Intelligent' temperature-controlled bed...