Tag Archives: Green Building

CaGBC urges govt. to prioritize green building initiatives

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has launched a new initiative designed to rally support for an economic recovery that includes green building initiatives. Real Property Association of Canada (REALPAC), Canadian Urban Institute, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and more have lent their support to encourage government decision-makers to direct stimulus spending toward green building projects.

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Students’ net-zero townhouse has ambitious goals

Zero House is an innovative green building designed and built by a group of students and faculty from Ryerson University, Toronto, and the Endeavour Centre, a school teaching sustainable design and construction in Peterborough, Ont. Zero House employs prefabrication and an organic palette of structural, insulation, and interior cladding materials to address affordability and sustainability.

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The future of Canada’s low-carbon energy-efficient buildings

In November, the Paris Agreement came into force with the opening of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. The nations that have signed on represent more than 55 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One such signatory is Canada, which has joined the global community in striving to keeping the global temperature rise this century below 1.5 C (2.7 F).

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