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

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

...ourselves from) this one, but it looks promising. How does this heat reflective paint work? Using light colors to reflect heat and keep thermal mass cool in...

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification
Renovation

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First Retrofit IREE Certification

...our funders,” said Matt Zipchen, President of Efficiency Capital. “New sources of capital must enter the sector if we are to achieve our climate goal. W...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

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

...house”. The project was spearheaded by Les Constructions Hallé et Frères Inc. "Écohabitation is committed to working with the CaGBC and our partners to help r...

Living Building Challenge
Health

One of the greenest homes on Earth is taking the Living Building Challenge in Alberta Canada - The Confluence

...our students and partners, we are building what’s next. Through projects such as this, we are equipping our students in trades and technology to not only drive ...

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

...house prices on this side of the Atlantic. Imagine for a moment if the majority of American and Canadian households were told that their homes may become unsell...

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.

...houses and buildings. Reducing concrete (and emissions from concrete) in homes can be done a few ways – first by building smaller houses, secondly by choosing a...

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

...our house. If space restrictions mean you are having a basement in your new home and you can't wait for 5 years for it to dry out before finishing it, request...

When a house becomes a #stayathome
Ecohome

When a House becomes a #stayathome

...houses into eco homes on https://www.ecohome.net/ and here at @The EcoHome Network: Green Building Resources Take care out there, keep safe, stay healthy ...