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    Business applauds B.C. electricity cost relief

    The B.C. government has pledged to lower the 7 per cent provincial sales tax (PST) on electricity to 3.5 per cent as of this October, and phase it out completely by April 2019.
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    B.C. budget invests billions in infrastructure

    B.C.’s provincial budget 2017 includes billions in infrastructure spending. The announcement demonstrates that the province’s commitment to balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility is paying dividends for
  • Vancouver-modular-housing

    Vancouver’s first temporary modular housing

    Completion of Vancouver’s first modular housing development at 220 Terminal Avenue was celebrated in late February. The innovative project helps to address the affordable housing
  • funding-for-UBC-life-sciences-facility

    Funding announced for UBC life sciences facility

    The B.C. provincial government has announced funding of $19.95 million for UBC to upgrade and expand the aging Biolgoical Sciences Complex used by life sciences students.
  • Overbuilding

    Housing market modestly overvalued: CMHC

    Apart from modest overvaluation — and a cautionary note about overbuilding in Montreal and Toronto — Canada’s housing markets largely align with underlying demographic and
  • kitslano_secondary_school

    VSB awards design-build contract

    The Vancouver School Board has awarded a fixed-price contract to Bouygues Building Canada to design and build the Kitsilano Secondary School Renewal (KSSR) project.

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    Energy efficiency in Alberta

    Alberta has adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition into its newest building code. The coming into force date for the new
  • mass-timber-expertise

    Mass timber expertise in B.C.

    When Bill Downing saw cross-laminated timber (CLT) for the first time in Europe in 2008, he was impressed. The large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panels
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    Vancouver moves to Zero Emissions Buildings

    In July 2016, Vancouver City Council approved the Zero Emissions Building Plan (the Plan) and in doing so has shifted the emphasis of building policy