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The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...top priority , so performance standards are improving. Even at a city level we are seeing more energy efficient standards in regional building codes, and target...

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...

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.

A while back Ecohome was pleased to find and report on some upcoming technologies that were producing Low-carbon and carbon-neutral concrete . Buildings accoun...

Commuting

The Scrooser: eco cruising in style

...top speed of 24 km (15 mph) and a range of 35.5 km (22 miles). It works with an Impulse Drive that is literally kickstarted by it's rider as the engine engages ...

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

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

...top layer that offers options in color, and an underlayer that reflects near-to-short infrared wave lengths, reducing the surface temperature of the wall. The i...

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

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

...top-of-class “Toboom” design Bénédicte Laurent and Martin Gonzalez Godoy, students in The University of Montreal’s Bachelor of Industrial Design program, were...

Chicago green roof
Urban planning

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

...top of those savings, buildings will unquestionably see reduced annual utility costs for heating and cooling. Green roofs provide natural storm water filtering ...

Renewable Energy - Houston goes for 100% green
Renewable Energy

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy

...top municipal consumer of renewable energy in the US, and has a power purchase agreement for a 50MW solar facility in Alpine, TX. “We are proud to support the...

Renewable Energy

The best desk we've ever seen

...top of all that, imagine the well-earned self satisfaction garnered from people powering the heck out of your work day. Since we now know that sitting more than...

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles - Nov 2020
Commuting

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles! Total state + fed incentives = up to $13.5K

...top of all that, there are still other incentives available for electricity rates (check with your utility for off-peak or EV charging rates), charger installat...

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

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

...top of the free registration and certification being provided by CaGBC. Tyler Hermanson, who is Director, Lead Designer and Senior Consultant of 4 Elements, i...