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Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...and building homes far beyond the base levels of building code and employing passive heating and cooling strategies in home design. Pass...

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

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

...and techniques , along with time tested passive heating and cooling strategies in the Ecohome Green Building Guide and on the following pages: Passive sol...

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

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...and airtight building standards . By promoting the Passive House Green Home Rating System and making it easier for home builders to meet Passive House Certifi...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...and R-40 to R-60 roofs. The windows and doors are by Makrowin , with triple glazing and thermally broken frames. The complete heating and cooling system is ...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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

...heating and cooling through a series of 20 geothermal wells optimized by a ground-source heat pump system. The REHAU radiant heating and cooling system is one o...

Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest
Architecture

Bosco Verticale, the world's first vertical forest

...passive solar designs , the use of deciduous trees to assist in heating and cooling. Shade coverage from foliage will act as a natural means of cooling in the s...

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

...and they are central in exchanging ideas and experiences and helping countries undertake joint projects to develop and implement energy efficiency policies and ...