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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...buildings that are more efficient and consume less? How about that in North America we as home builders decide to promote building more efficient homes to custo...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels
Products and Materials

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

...home building or renovation project, or simply as you walk through Home Depot or Lowes looking to inspire a Green home renovation project . Given the increase...

Hurricane proof home
Design

Hurricane-proof home

...building for a changing climate is very important not just to protect our property and homes, but for personal safety as well. *** The ever-increasing threa...

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

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

...Homes will be like, read here what today's Smart Homes are all about - from the EcoHome Green Building Guides