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LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

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

...building for a better, stronger Calgary, and LEED can be a part of that,” he says. “Rebuilding to LEED standards is a way of building better than before, leadin...

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

...LEED green building rating system (three teachers are already certified with LEED credentials) and they are giving their students a chance to work on a register...

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...

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

...LEED Gold, the second most rigorous level of certification, was the most common in this period. 36 LEED Certified 67 LEED Silver 90 LEED Gold 9 LEED P...

#BuildingLife #WGBW2019
Climate Change

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

...buildings - which is why EcoHome has launched a promotion of Sustainably built LEED & Passive House ready prefab kit homes, see here. Did you know buildings a...

Okanagan College
LEED Certification

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

...LEED Platinum certification recently for the Penticton building from the Canada Green Building Council. (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental ...

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 ...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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

...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 city c...

New ecoMetrics Tool Unveiled at CaGBC Conference
Architecture

Diamond Schmitt Architects creates tool to compare energy use data across building types

...building types. “What began as a response to The 2030 Challenge for energy efficiency in buildings evolved into a powerful, interactive visual database contai...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels
Products and Materials

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

...building supply stores. As homeowners become more concerned about climate change and their own carbon footprint they are looking towards Green Building techni...

LEED Platinum home donated to Habitat for Humanity
LEED Certification

Student-built LEED home delivered to Habitat for Humanity

...building small sheds or wall sections that would be later disassembled, they decided to build an actual house. Beyond that, they wanted it to hit the highest po...