Tag Archives: Sustainability

Integrating mass timber in low-rise construction

With operating energy reductions now incentivized by Passive House Canada and zero-carbon building programs, alongside incremental improvements mandated in legislation such as theBC Energy Step Code, increased attention is being given to the embodied carbon in buildings. In this regard, mass timber products and systems offer reduced carbon impacts, shorter construction times, and enhanced building performance.

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Choosing metal roofs for solar photovoltaics

With the cost of solar decreasing significantly over the last decade, in addition to the new tax incentives driving the popularity of solar, the breakeven and return on investment (ROI) improves every year—this is even more evident with solar on metal roofs, because of the lower combined installation costs (i.e. photovoltaics [PV] plus roof).

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