The Province is providing an additional $2 billion in development financing through B.C.’s HousingHub to finance the construction of thousands of new homes for middle-income families.
Improving Canada’s housing supply — including more efficient heating and better insulation — will reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and make residents safer and more comfortable.
Earthships, net-zero homes and now living buildings. The owners are teaming up with SAIT to develop a house with the goal of spurring green change in the construction industry by becoming more accessible for regular homeowners
Heating is a major contributor to Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: over half of the energy used for space heating and air-cooling energy comes from burning fossil fuels that create carbon pollution.
An official agreement for collaboration between the Fenestration Association of British Columbia (FEN-BC) and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) was finalized on Feb. 9, 2021, developing mutual synergies that will allow both organizations to best support their respective members.
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.
For several decades now, environmental advocates have wished Canadians would spend more on their windows. But the math hasn’t worked out for homeowners. Now, the question of how to move the market upstream has gained new urgency.
A polar vortex brought bitterly cold temperatures to the Pacific Northwest this week, but thanks to the sunny weather through this cold snap, Darryl Zubot of Alberta, Canada was cosy and warm inside his house without needing to fire up a furnace.
The Best Practice Window Replacement Guide applies current building science and best practices to the replacement of windows and doors in wood-frame residential buildings.
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).