Westeck manufactured what it says is the first and only swing solid wood casement Passive House certified window in North America. The company could not reach the final values with solid wood, but found cork to be the “silver bullet.” The author says cork is an excellent insulator and was readily available in the compressed shapes needed and, once laid into the frame and sash, allowed Westeck to achieve Passive House numbers.
Regardless of who wins the U.S. presidency, leadership on climate change throughout the Pacific Northwest will continue in states and cities already leading the charge.
With election day in the rear-view mirror, many British Columbians are looking to the provincial government to take strong leadership on urgent economic and social priorities in concert with bold action on climate change
Amid the thrust and parry of election season, British Columbians might have been confused by the seeming agreement of the three major political parties on a critical issue.
Join Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) this October as we celebrate Manufacturing Month which helps raise the profile of our industry to government, youth, the workforce, and to the public.
The Green Budget Coalition, of which Pembina Institute is a member, is calling on Canada’s governing parties to support an economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that creates jobs while accelerating Canada’s responses to climate and biodiversity crises.
Protecting the health of British Columbians, building a resilient economy, and taking strong action on climate change are different pieces of the same puzzle. As B.C. and the world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, governments are increasingly looking to put the clean economy and job growth at the centre of recovery efforts.
The time is now to invest in a healthier, more resilient future that leaves no one behind.
With thoughtful design, focusing on what matters most, each series redefines our expectations for aluminum windows, doors and patio openings.
With falling costs of solar and wind energy and storage, North America has entered a new reality: renewable electricity generation is both the most affordable option and, in combination with other clean energy sectors, an expected driver of economic growth.