Setting carbon metrics in future codes and standards is key to fully address meaningful reductions to achieve climate goals.
Achieving ambitious decarbonization targets will require the industry to accelerate deep carbon retrofits on the existing building stock across Canada.
The B.C. government is driving change in the built environment by mandating mass timber construction in public procurements.
For public partners, P3s are a means to transfer risk. For the private sector, infrastructure’s recession-proof profile dovetails with expectations for a prolonged building spree.
Energy efficiency is projected to create more jobs and assume a larger share of energy sector economic activity in step with a heightened focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
What will new codes and a net zero future mean for glazing and window products? Two speakers share insights at the 2022 FGIA conference.
Thinking bigger and taller with mass timber can help move the needle on carbon emissions. Building codes need to address the causes of climate change.
Buildings and construction are the number one causes of the climate crisis. There is an urgent need to make change to how we design and build.
Dr. Suzanne Simard, a professor of forest ecology at UBC, is leading a ground-breaking research project on the interconnectedness of trees.
By 2030, all new construction in Vancouver will be zero emissions buildings. The path there is set out in the Zero Emissions Building Plan.
The commercial real estate, facilities management and construction/retrofit sectors appear poised to capture a share of the spending announced in the Canadian government’s fall economic statement.
PACE financing is an innovative green loan instrument that can help owners with building retrofits to reduce carbon pollution.
Interest in building electrification is growing with modern high-performance buildings moving towards all-electric mechanical systems.
Guidance related to natural ventilation, particulate filtration and compartmentalization of multi-residential HVAC systems are prominent in the list of identified "significant changes" compared to the incumbent 2016 version of the standards.
Darryl Condon and his firm, HCMA Architecture + Design, have embraced and often pioneered the use of wood and mass timber throughout B.C.
The move concludes the process begun five months ago when the newly elected United Conservative Party government repealed the carbon tax and eliminated the funding source for the incentives.
Few signatories to the Paris Agreement have specifically listed energy efficiency targets in required national plans for meeting their commitments so Three Percent Club founders see plenty of room to capture untapped emissions reductions.