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Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State
Design

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

...New Washington Tiny House Legislation: The new Washington regulation ESSB 5383 supports the development and adoption of tiny homes in many ways: The new l...

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

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

...home construction requires exploring new (and sometimes highly unusual) ideas in terms of home energy efficiency, cutting edge home design, and the creative use...

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

...new home construction and renovation standards. According to Luke Dolan, owner of Capital Home Energy and the B.C. director of the Canadian Association of 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

...new 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 the...

The tallest Passive House in the world will soon be built in Vancouver BC
Urban planning

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...homes and setting a new standard for Green Home construction in urban centers. So it is no surprise that the tallest Passive House in the world will be in Vanco...

Home Energy labeling, Impact of Mandatory labels on Real Estate prices US Canada
Real estate

The North American Property market faces a ticking timebomb - Mandatory energy labeling - and here's what to do about it

...newer “code built” homes As the pressure is also now on to significantly improve the performance of new homes under construction, homes that have been built o...

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles - Nov 2020
Commuting

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles! Total state + fed incentives = up to $13.5K

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Canada Greener Homes Grants Program 2021 Launches for Home Efficiency
Energy efficiency

Canada Greener Homes Grants retrofit program is launched

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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...

NAHB finds Slab on Grade Foundations are Most Popular in 2020
Design

Home foundation trends in 2020 are encouraging for sustainability as slab on grade wins

...new homes built on slabs steadily increasing from 46.0% in 2000 to 65% in 2020, while the amount of new homes built with basements dropped from 36.8% to 22%. ...

Coronavirus - clean energy & sustainables in jeopardy after covid-19 - IEA
Climate Change

Coronavirus poses a threat to climate action says The International Energy Agency (IEA)

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