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Green Roof on Canadian Grocery Store
Environment

Green Roof on Canadian grocery store offers truly local produce

...local’ a lot, this about more than just economics and supporting local businessesLiving in the age of a climate crisis we need to work to reduce carbon emission...

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.

A while back Ecohome was pleased to find and report on some upcoming technologies that were producing Low-carbon and carbon-neutral concrete . Buildings accoun...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State
Design

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

...local building codes and Tiny houses have historically been unable to meet the size and technical requirements for single - family dwellings in local WA buildin...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...local fieldstone, and quiet metal accents to harmonize with the colors and tone of the surrounding mountains. © Brett Winter Lemon ...

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

...local BC experts researched best practices from leading green cities around the world, and established the goals and targets that would make Vancouver the world...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

...local school boards that offered such training. Local professionals (Dr Mess, JL Priest and the Legion d'Ormstown) did onsite electrical and plumbing work. Th...

Building with ICF in California Wildfire Zone - Habitat for Humanity
Products and Materials

Habitat for Humanity - building durable homes in California wildfire zones from ICF

...local Habitat organizations to support home builds across 16 locations. Backed by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), Build with Strength i...

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

...local to global ecology, and for me, sustainability is about both reducing environmental harms and adapting to the growing impacts of climate change. Also, I’ve...

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification
Renovation

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First Retrofit IREE Certification

...local, provincial, and national levels to make every building greener. CaGBC focuses on reducing carbon emissions and the overall environmental impacts of build...

SEM-B Mobility Launches it's Sustainable Urban Transit Solution
Commuting

A New and Sustainable Urban Transit System SEM-B Readies for Launch

...local community, the hope is that more and more people will no longer feel a need to own a personal vehicle altogether. If taking your car somewhere is slower...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels
Products and Materials

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

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