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

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 initiative Of course we can’t take all the credit : ) but… we have long given the city of Vancouver Kudo’s for their continued ...

World's First All Electric Commercial Aircraft Test Flight Richmond Vancouver BC
Renewable Energy

World's First All-electric Commercial Aircraft - Successful Test Flight Richmond Vancouver BC

...Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and other locations..The test flight was moved up from Wednesday to avoid a change in the weather in the Vancouver area tomorrow. ...

Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...Vancouver invited Passive House Canada to coordinate an Ice Box Challenge of their own this past summer. Similarly, two small structures - one built according t...

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

...Vancouver the world’s greenest city by the goal of 2020. This work was published in Vancouver 2020: A Bright Green Future, and in subsequent Action Plans, ensur...

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

...Vancouver Sun The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre via Perkins & Will Visit Perkins & Will

Renewable Energy - Houston goes for 100% green
Renewable Energy

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy

...Vancouver, BC aims to be world's Greenest city by 2020 Portland, OR generates hydroelectric power in water mains under city streets Green commuting ...

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto
Policy and Regulations

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

...Vancouver leads the way on Laneway Homes permit rules Vancouver Council has already mandated the expansion in both the Housing and Homelessness Strategy (July...

World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna

...Vancouver , but 276 feet certainly is a newsmaker. Anytime a wood building beyond the usual two or three stories is planned, it puts wood on the radar and opens...

SUMO EV Car Sharing Launched in White Rock & Surrey BC

New EV car-sharing program SUMO launched in Surrey & White Rock, British Columbia

...Vancouver are that one shared vehicle gets used about 20 per cent of the time. If you use that 20 per cent figure with electric vehicles, each vehicle will end ...

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California!
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California!

...Vancouver, Canada where, under the leadership of Mayor Gregor Robertson, they set the goal of making Vancouver the worlds greenest city by 2020 . Such a grand...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

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

...Vancouver, BC site chosen for the 12,100m2 building is southeast of the city center, adjacent to a rapid transit station and a major east-west bike route. An ...