The federal and Manitoba governments, along with the crown corporation Efficiency Manitoba, will jointly invest more than $17.4 million to build affordable apartment units in Winnipeg. The project team also plans to implement energy-saving measures throughout the construction process.
A new project, worth $293 million, at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia, is looking to achieve BC Energy Step Code 4, the highest step in housing and residential construction targeting net zero ready build.
While insulation is not the sole contributor to a net-zero building, insulated concrete form (ICF) technology, in combination with other energy-saving practices, can improve a building’s energy efficiency while easing the construction process.
In an exclusive interview, Billy Grayson, the Urban Land Institute (ULI’s) chief sustainability expert, spoke to Construction Canada on how Toronto can improve its aging public housing and why it is vital to do so.
In an exclusive interview, Daniel Ling, principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects, speaks to Construction Canada on Toronto’s first-ever permanent supportive housing project that uses an innovative modular construction method.
Building codes, product standards, and regulatory requirements are changing the insulation market. Learn about the changes and how they can affect a project, and spray foam solutions that can help make projects more energy efficient and ‘greener.’
Ryder Architecture has received unanimous approval from the Vancouver city council for their Passive House affordable housing development in Vancouver for the non-profit organization Brightside Community Homes Foundation. The development’s design is in response to the foundation’s ideals, namely the mandate to build and foster resilient communities for those who struggle to meet the demands of market housing.
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