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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 conventional fl...

Design

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

The Canadian Green Building Awards are open to anyone who thinks they have a contender. No certification is needed, all homes are judged based on their merits ...

#BuildingLife #WGBW2019
Climate Change

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

...Green Building Week (23 – 29 September 2019) is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers us all to deliver greener buildings - something that EcoHome has ...

Green Roof on Canadian Grocery Store
Environment

Green Roof on Canadian grocery store offers truly local produce

...green roofs in an urban area offer green space for occupants and manage rainwater, but large scale urban farming is even more valuable. We hear ‘buy local’ a lo...

Help Us to Help You - 3 Min Survey - Why Eco Homes are the Future
Ecohome

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

...Green home showcase of inspirational homes Green building Q and A advice forum Find building professionals in our Green Building Directory Green Home List...

Renewable Energy - Houston goes for 100% green
Renewable Energy

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy

...Green Building Guide and on the following pages: Vancouver, BC aims to be world's Greenest city by 2020 Portland, OR generates hydroelectric power i...

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

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 2020 initiative , which began in 2009, with the Greenest City Action Team masterminded & co-chaired by Gregor Robertson, at that time Mayor of Van...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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

...green roof and ground-level landscaping. The green roof forms part of an accessible terrace outside the fourth floor cafeteria that provides panoramic views of ...

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification
Renovation

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First Retrofit IREE Certification

...Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), GBCI Canada accelerates green building market transformation and impact in Canada. ...