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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

...building standards. Cities and towns now have the clout to raise the bottom rung of their regional building codes and enforce more energy-efficient new home con...

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

...home being twice the size of their previous home, it consumes half the energy to operate. With a passive solar design, airtight building envelope and no thermal...

The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...Home Building Trends you can expect to see in 2021. Learn more about energy efficient home design, Net Zero home construction and home renovations to save money...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

...home, welcomed the opportunity to be involved. The group of carpentry teachers immediately embraced this focus on better-performing and sustainable home const...

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

...building something that outperforms other homes, and the fact that the work they do will end up giving two families in need an exceptional quality home. The s...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...home has been named 'Earthship' but is not an official Earthship trademarked by Earthship Global. From the USGBC : Outstanding Single Family Home of the Yea...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State
Design

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

...building codes, which for EcoHome gives exciting opportunities for innovation, yet at the same time is potentially troublesome. How qualified or educated in bui...

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

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

...Building Guide – sustainable home building guidance Green home showcase of inspirational homes Green building Q and A advice forum Find building professio...

Living Building Challenge
Health

One of the greenest homes on Earth is taking the Living Building Challenge in Alberta Canada - The Confluence

...Building Challenge - to change the world one green building at a time." Alberta home The Confluence takes the Living Building Challenge The challenge go...

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto
Policy and Regulations

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...building techniques here : All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Finding green building design prof...

Okanagan College
LEED Certification

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

...Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation. The College received LEED Platinum certification recently for the Penticton building from the Canad...