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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...

#BuildingLife #WGBW2019
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...

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-...

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 ...

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 ...

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Architecture

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

...building is organized into undulating green roof ‘petals’ that float above curved rammed earth and concrete walls. The Living Building Challenge is a building...

Chicago green roof
Urban planning

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

...green roofs were a novelty, and the only person you knew that had one was your neighbour's crazy second cousin. That's not the case anymore, as many building id...

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...

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

...Greenest City Initiative here and Passive House Certification in North America here at EcoHome , North America's online sustainable green building resource .

When a house becomes a #stayathome
Ecohome

When a House becomes a #stayathome

...Green Building Resources Take care out there, keep safe, stay healthy - and a HUGE thank you for all the First Responders and Essential Workers who are ho...