Glass isn’t perfect and can be really difficult to explain, especially when those standards don’t align to the client’s expectations. Glass industry standards – primarily visible defects, are set by the ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials). ASTM glass standards cover a wide variety of glass issues and it’s not easy to get to the heart of the matter. Visible glass defects are the kicker in the luxury custom home niche.
The benefits of the BCIT Business Consulting Project include a deep dive into process improvement or development process projects while identifying potential opportunities.
An independent advisory committee will review progress and recommend changes to ensure B.C.’s targets are actually being met. The new accountability requirements will get even more specific with carbon pollution reduction targets for each sector, to be reviewed every five years.
Westeck Windows and Doors is proud to be 1 of 10 Passive House Certified door manufacturers in the world! With the introduction of our NEW Passive House Certified Vinyl Lift Slide Door, we are THE FIRST manufacturer globally to produce a Vinyl Patio Door that is Passive House certified.
The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) has flicked the switch to activate the sun’s energy at the FVRD head office with the installation of solar panels on the building’s rooftop in downtown Chilliwack.
Energy efficiency and conservation (sometimes referred to as EEC) describe how people use energy, not where the sources of energy come from as with energy generation. Efficiency is the use of energy in a more effective way, so using less energy to achieve the same desired function. Conservation is behaviour or practice that results in the use of less energy.
By 2050, we need to eliminate carbon pollution coming from buildings. It’s estimated 70 per cent of buildings standing today will still be in use as of 2050. Between now and then, we will have only one or two can’t-miss opportunities to retrofit each of these buildings
B.C. has a significant opportunity to build out the clean economy, to grow clean jobs, and to be a global leader on climate action.
Ten months ago, the British Columbia government released CleanBC, a new economic strategy aimed at getting us back on track to achieving our province’s climate targets.
Pembina Institute reacts to the Government of British Columbia’s release of latest emissions inventory.