Buildings built to higher energy-efficiency standards provide multiple benefits to those who live within them and to the community-at-large. A home built with high insulation levels, air-tight construction, high-quality windows, and more efficient mechanical systems are often preferred.
By 2032, all new buildings in B.C. will be designed to be net-zero energy-ready, which will reduce building energy demand by up to 80%, with an interim step of a 20% reduction by 2022 in the BC Building Code.
Fenestration Canada’s Tech Talks webinar on April 29 gave attendees a solid grounding in the concept of embodied carbon and opened up a potentially important question regarding the special challenges Canadian window and door manufacturers may face as jurisdictions call for low-carbon building projects.
The built environment is growing at a record pace in the US and Canada. It is estimated that 2.5 million new housing units are needed to make up for the nation’s housing shortage in the US alone.
Fenestration Canada has announced Terry Adamson, outgoing president of the association and technical director of Westeck Windows and Doors, will be joining the association as a full-time technical director, working with Al Jaugelis, the current technical director.
Nearly two years since its introduction to BC’s building industry, the Energy Step Code released its first Lessons Learned publication. From Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland to Whistler and the Southern Interior, 70% of BC’s new residential construction are now subject to the Step Code’s requirements.
40 companies ask B.C. premier to capitalize on clean economic opportunity Corporate leaders sign open letter, launch Business Coalition for a Clean Economy June 20, 2019. Carbon Engineering, which operates a pilot plant in Squamish, is one of 40 companies asking the B.C. government to prioritize investments in the clean economy. VANCOUVER / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES — Forty leaders in British Columbia’s corporate sector are calling on Premier John Horgan to keep B.C. at the forefront of climate action and clean economic growth.
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Located 10 minutes from downtown Edmonton, Blatchford is designed as a carbon-neutral neighbourhood powered entirely by renewable resources. “There will be 30,000 people in Blatchford living and working in a sustainable way,” said Tom Lumdsen, development manager for Blatchford.
Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city’s British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.