Sustainable design / News

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest
Architecture

Bosco Verticale, the world's first vertical forest

...design capital, it’s a dynamic city rich in culture, but is also considered one of the most polluted cities in the world. Milan boasts beautiful architecture ...

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)

...sustainable construction unless Governments channel economic stimulus initiatives into them... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building ...

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...

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...