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Greenwashing - CMA Launches a New Investigation to Recognize it and Stop It
Products and Materials

The UK Competition and Markets Authority is investigating "Greenwashing" of Products - Good!

...products (see here for definition) and much prefer clear and ethical labeling, like the FSC labels for sustainable wood products . So we were heartened to hear ...

Formica targets Net Carbon Neutral countertop products for 2030

Formica Corporation Announces New Sustainability Goals, Targets Net Carbon Neutrality by 2030

...products for commercial and residential applications. See here for more information about Formica Corporation, its products, special programs and promotions. ...

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

...products have long been in the grey area of green construction. Foam is a petroleum-based product that until now has either had a significant impact on ozone de...

Ikea - Just How Sustainable is the Swedish Big-Box Furniture Retailer?
Products and Materials

Ikea Sustainability and their new Sell-Back Program

...products anyway. So, Kudos to you Ikea we are suitably impressed, though not with your marketing department though - some of your stuff looks more dangerous tha...

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

...products and technologies or are willing to learn them". “ With the BC Energy Step Code, British Columbia has set a new national bar for action on new-buildin...

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

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

...products and trends turn out to be complete bunk, but other times they really are game changers. It is too soon for any of us to stand firmly behind (or distanc...

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030
Energy efficiency

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030

...products by 53%, reducing the GHG footprint of its operations by 45% and investing more than $500 million in product-related research and development to fund lo...

Carbon negative concrete CMU blocks
Climate Change

Carbon negative concrete goes into pioneering “green” CMU blocks – Quebec leads the way!

...products has commenced in 2021. What is the problem with cement and concrete? Portland cement, the most common type of cement used worldwide, is produced by...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels
Products and Materials

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

...products – each and every day. Because if Governments and Industrialists won’t listen to the Planet, they are proven to listen to our Money." So with this in mi...

Toboom - Winner of Formica Canada’s Industrial Design Competition
Design

Canadian students win first prize at Formica’s 2021 FORM Student Innovation Competition

...products . A record total of 244 entries from over 35 universities across Canada and the U.S. were submitted under the theme of “Design for the Next Generation,...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...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 the most ...