The recipe for a NZER or NZE house includes a building enclosure that incorporates optimized levels of insulation to limit thermal bridging, achieves exceptional levels of airtightness, engages fenestrations with a low U-value, and implements high-efficiency mechanical equipment.
The Fenestration Association of British Columbia (FenBC) has become a Canadian region of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) as of Sept 1, 2022, which will help both organizations gain better access to new areas, enhance collaboration opportunities, and allow for better administrative control.
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has approved funding for long-overdue updates of three Canadian glass standards to better meet the Canadian government’s environmental sustainability goals, facilitated by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB).
U.S. manufacturers were taught about Canadian codes, especially the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A440S1-17, Canadian Supplement to the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS)-11. at the summer conference of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) in Lake Tahoe, California.
The F. Ross Browne Award recognizes editorial excellence in Construction Canada. It was presented this year to Brian Burton for “Parliamentary Privileges, The Past and Future of the Houses on the Hill,” from the July 2017 issue.
When you come to Parliament on your first day, you wonder how you ever got here. After that, you wonder how the other 263 members got here,” said John Diefenbaker while addressing the Canadian speaker’s forum, the Empire Club, during the Canadian flag debate in 1967.
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