Tag Archives: Green Building

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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National CaGBC conference coming to Toronto

Building Lasting Change 2016, the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) national conference and expo is heading to Toronto on June 6 to 8. Attendees can choose from 46 Green Building Certification (GBCI)-accredited sessions and earn up to 16.5 credits in three days. There will be green building tours, a material and health summit, the general meeting, and an expo floor.

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