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Three Ways We Can Build A Resilient B.C. In 2021

Many of us wish we could have a do-over of 2020. It was a doozy. However, as British Columbians look to rebuild the economy and tackle the climate emergency in 2021, we can draw on a few lessons from the past year.

In the face of the pandemic, B.C. businesses have been nimble and innovative (think online sales, curbside pick-up, retooling to address essential needs).

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All In This Together

Another summer in the books. Without a doubt the most unique summer any of us have ever experienced. Finding our way through all the difficulties faced by our industry, and by so many others, has taken a toll on everyone. I have tried to take a break from the news, social media, and the ever present “so how are you managing COVID?” question

Westeck Passive House Certified Window

DEVELOPING A PASSIVE HOUSE LINE

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.