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Design

Got a Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...Green Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types, including new constru...

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Climate Change

This week is World Green Building Week - & EcoHome makes its pledge

...building sustainable green homes, see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides #BuildingLife #WGBW2019

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

...Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a very strong start to 2015 in terms of green building certifications in Canada, with 135 registrations and 202 certification...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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

...green building for its head office that would reflect its unique corporate culture. The Vancouver, BC site chosen for the 12,100m2 building is southeast of the ...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

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

...Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce it is working with regional partners to lend support to the rebuilding efforts underway following the Lac-...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...building products, so we set strict limits on formaldehyde and VOCs . The building is also insulated with cellulose insulation and water-blown EPS foam (two of ...

Okanagan College
LEED Certification

Recognition keeps coming for one of world’s most sustainable buildings

...Green Building Council. (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is globally recognized as a means of assessing green building practic...

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

...greenhouse gas emissions during production. However, given their durability and performance, they remained in the realm of green building products. Installation...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels
Products and Materials

Cellulose rigid foam board insulation - the environmentally-friendly styrofoam replacement?

...building supply stores. As homeowners become more concerned about climate change and their own carbon footprint they are looking towards Green Building techni...

New Frontiers School Board 'Our House' team
LEED Certification

Quebec carpentry students attempt LEED v4 certification on home that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity

...green building rating system (three teachers are already certified with LEED credentials) and they are giving their students a chance to work on a registered LE...

World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria
Architecture

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna

...building material. It's renewable and it acts as carbon storage, so chopping one down to build something may elicit a tear from some, but it is way more 'green'...