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Passive House conference coming to Vancouver

The 2015 North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) conference will be held in Vancouver from October 1 to 2. The conference was designed to boost the Passive House movement in North America. Organizers believe the focus on big buildings and affordability will inspire and inform not only building industry professionals, but also policy makers and government officials.

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Advancing energy-efficient timber façades

The building industry consumes 40 per cent of the world’s energy, and is responsible for more than 38 per cent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to studies completed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD 2009). The energy demand and its costs will continue to increase; this explains why Canadian building code requirements are becoming more stringent.

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