Net-zero

passive house

Design Quarterly

Is Passive House a panacea for the environment?

Interest in the Passive House standard has increased significantly in the last two to three years throughout North America and especially in Western Canada.
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Design Quarterly

B.C. steps towards net zero

Net zero has long been used to describe the highest performing buildings – an objective in the building industry to reduce its environmental footprint.
Zero Carbon Building Standard

REMI Network

CaGBC launches Zero Carbon Building Standard

To help meet Canada’s climate change commitments, the Canada Green Building Council has launched the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard.
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CondoBusiness

Mattamy Homes hires new VP of sustainable development

Mattamy Homes has hired industry leader Subhi Alsayed in the new role of vice president, sustainable development at the company.
Del Ridge

CondoBusiness

Del Ridge plants trees to offset new condo project

Del Ridge Homes and Forests Ontario have teamed up to plant over 140,000 trees to offset the energy and carbon footprint created by the new
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REMI Network

Canada’s largest net-zero housing demo ends

Canadian home builders gathered in Ottawa to celebrate their involvement in the country’s largest net-zero energy housing demonstration project.
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REMI Network

U.S. Dept. of Energy clarifies net zero definition

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a refined definition for the meaning of a net zero energy building to create more consistency in the market.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Net zero project is building industry milestone

A net zero energy home in Guelph, Ontario, the first of 25 to be completed as part of a national project, aims to position NZE in the mainstream public.
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REMI Network

Quebec’s first net zero homes break ground

Construction Voyer has begun building six net zero condominiums in Laval, Quebec.
Net-zero buildings seen as manageable targets

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Net-zero buildings seen as manageable targets

While green benchmarks such as LEED are provable targets, net-zero buildings have yet to gain momentum in the industry, mainly due to their perceived cost.