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Canada needs a radically new building code process to reach net-zero emissions: Report

Building codes can reduce energy waste and emissions over the next decade, if we play our cards right. The federal-provincial Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth Climate Change (PCF) calls for all new buildings to be net-zero energy ready (NZEr) by 2030. According to a new report, however, the current system that develops new building codes falls short of that goal. 

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Passive House goes to work

The benefits of high-performance buildings are being recognized by owners, designers, and policy-makers alike. This led to an uptake in Passive House (PH) design, as it is widely recognized as the most rigorous energy-based standard in the construction industry today.

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