BC Stepcode and Windows

Future Building Codes Challenge Window Manufacturing

Future versions of the National Building Code (NBC) are expected to be mimicked by the provinces, providing a regulatory push that will increase product demand from larger, mid-level projects and make a persuasive business case for more manufacturers to invest. In the meantime,  “Unless it is a high-end multi-unit or commercial build, most contractors and designers are not interested in Passive House-certified windows.”

BC Climate Action

Expectations High for B.C. Climate Action in 2020

A year ago, B.C.’s third climate plan, CleanBC, garnered tremendous fanfare when it was released. As a busy 2019 winds down, it’s an opportune time to take stock and look ahead with the benefit of hindsight. B.C. has taken big steps forward in the past year, but 2020 will be the push-comes-to-shove moment for the province as the government charts a path to meeting our legislated 2030 target for reducing climate pollution.

Glass Standards for General Contractors

Glass Standards for General Contractors

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.