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The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre roof ‘petals’ that float above curved rammed earth and concrete walls. The Living Building Challenge is a building certification program, and the hardes...

Chicago green roof
Urban planning

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs green roof, they've saved 34% of heat loss in winter, and have reduced summer heat gain by 84%. Though a green roof can be double the price of a conventi...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

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

...Green Building Council. In April 2013, the Council launched an Affordable Green Housing Program which provides similar incentives to charitable housing projec...

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...

New Tiny House Laws in San Jose California Passed
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California home build Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or ...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC and dining room out onto the crown of the hill, raising a broad bank of carefully shaded windows to the south to scoop in the sun. The clients were loo...

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...

World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna' than using concrete. Concrete releases about a ton of greenhouse gases per ton manufactured, where wood takes carbon from the atmosphere and sequesters...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State

Tiny Houses - Washington State legalizes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...Green" option for a permanent residence, to EcoHome's mind some stance needs to be taken on their construction integrity and performance. Depending on their c...

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

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

...greener. Other future must-haves will include toilets which turn waste into fuel, and a community-based electric vehicle pooling system, which is reality in m...