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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...

Green Roof on Canadian Grocery Store
Environment

Green Roof on Canadian grocery store offers truly local produce

...building achieving certification of LEED gold. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building rating system which promotes sustainable...

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

...building industry, and refer to prefabricated wall sections that comprise the building structure as well as the insulation. Largely due to the performance as we...

CarbonCure low carbon footprint ready mix concrete
Products and Materials

Two startups cutting emissions from the use of concrete have won the $20 million Carbon Xprize.

...Buildings account for the majority of climate change causing emissions, and concrete is the most carbon intensive building product that goes into houses and bui...

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

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...building more efficient housing” he added. 'L'abri 500-BV' LEED or Zero Energy ready tiny house prefab kit home can be ideal for Laneway homes Building ...

Heat Reflective Paint for Roofs & Walls, Does it Work?
Products and Materials

A new reflective paint can reduce energy consumption & lower cooling bills

...buildings for centuries. The LEED for homes rating system even rewards points for buildings who's roof surface meets a certain reflective criteria (29 SRI - sol...

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...

Carbon Tax USA & Canada - If it brings investment to lower carbon then it's good
Policy and Regulations

Carbon tax in Canada or USA – How More Tax might be a Good Thing

...Building Guide pages . Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate The most resilient home in North America See LEED and Passive H...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

...building one, well hey, why not build two? Add to that the target of LEED Platinum and you have set yourself a very high bar. The plan was to carry out constr...