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Canada's first Net Zero Home

The first Net Zero-labelled house in Canada

A Saanich, BC. home is the first certified with the CHBA's Net Zero Label

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

Performance: Passive Solar Index 15 Registration date: February 12, 2015 Region: Saguenay, Quebec Type of construction: Single-family New home PSI rati...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory

What is the Living Building Challenge?

The Living Building Challenge is the most rigorous and comprehensive of all building rating systems, certified on merit alone after 12 months of occupancy.

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

Presented by SAB Magazine (Sustainable Architecture and Building) and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the Canadian Green Building Awards 2013 is o...

Leed platinum plaque

All about green home rating systems

Home rating systems can offer an independent and credible third party appraisal of the health, durability and performance of a home.

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil

Taking the Living Building Challenge

The Endeavour Centre in Peterborough, ON sets its sights on the Living Building Challenge

net zero energy home

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

Soon to be riding along with the Natural Resources Canada R-2000 program will be a new pilot project that will recognize builders who achieve net zero energy...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

Better houses can be cheaper to live in from day one. Why build a less comfortable, and less efficient home if it actually costs more?

Net Zero Energy home

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

Three homes designed to approach or achieve Net Zero Energy consumption are now complete in the Belgravia neighbourhood in Edmonton.

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

The Windsor Park Net Zero House in Edmonton wins 2017 Canadian Green Building Award in Technical category.

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

Alberta’s first Net Zero community will comprise include 27 pre-fabricated homes.

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

Presented by SAB Magazine and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the 2018 Canadian Green Building Awards are open to all.

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

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

It's that time of year when the Canadian Green Building Awards are granted. Among this years winners: MEC's Head Office

Okanagan College

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

Add another chapter to the sustainability story of Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable En...

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months o

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015

With 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015, the Canada Green Building Council calls a strong start to the year in Gre...

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