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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
Architecture

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 ...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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 ...

Earth Day 50th Anniversary April 22 2020 - Ecohome
Climate Change

Earth Day 50th Anniversary is the 22 April 2020 - What's the History, and How can we all Help?

...Vancouver – which is proposed to bring “diluted bitumen” or dilbit from Alberta for distribution to world markets. Up to 890,000 barrels per day and 400 oil tan...

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
Architecture

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
Commuting

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 ...