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#BuildingLife #WGBW2019
Climate Change

This week is World Green Building Week - & EcoHome makes its pledge

...Sustainable Construction - with EcoHome! To read more about building sustainable green homes, see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides #BuildingLife ...

Tiny Houses for Sale, Plans, how to Build all here at EcoHome
Urban planning

Tiny Houses - The first official Tiny Home Eco Village in Canada gets approval in Okotoks

...design committees with key stakeholders for the ecovillage development, including the regional sustainable design community, utilities, ecovillage design expert...

Okanagan College
LEED Certification

Recognition keeps coming for one of world’s most sustainable buildings

...design and construction team enabled the Centre of Excellence to achieve ambitious targets for sustainable design. We couldn’t be more proud to have been part o...

Design

Got a Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...design ideas, we here at Ecohome look forward to featuring not only the winners, but other homes that stand out in design and performance. From SAB's website:...

New ecoMetrics Tool Unveiled at CaGBC Conference
Architecture

Diamond Schmitt Architects creates tool to compare energy use data across building types

...sustainable design databank focused on energy-use reduction. The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation m...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

...design what would soon be a very unique and extraordinary house. The final product was the result of an integrated design process: teachers from the Châteauguay...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...Designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects and built by Structures Design/Build, this project met the client's ambitious goal to build a farmstead in the Virginia m...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...sustainable architecture is to design and construct buildings that are more efficient and consume less? How about that in North America we as home builders deci...

Vale Inco Living With Lakes Centre
Architecture

Perkins + Will Named One of 2013's Most Innovative Companies in Architecture World Wide.

Having admired their work on numerous occasions we are not at all surprised that Perkins + Will made the Fast Company list of the world's top ten most innovati...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

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

...sustainable design and construction, which will reduce energy and resource consumption for owners, funding agencies and residents alike, leading to lower utilit...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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

...design and highly-efficient mechanical systems. The passive design starts with a high-performance envelope with R50 walls, R70 roof, and high-performance trip...

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