Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Laying the foundation for Net-Zero Energy Ready building codes in Canada by 2030

    The National Research Council’s Construction Research Centre (CRC) is working hard to help Canada meet its commitment to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% (below 2005 levels) by 2030 through its Net-Zero Energy Ready...

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Smart cities are going green because it costs less

    As blogged on Forbes.com, our cities are getting smarter. Look around any modern metropolis, and you’ll see hundreds of Smart devices. Devices that provide better convenience, increase our safety, enable connectivity anywhere,...

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The International Code Council releases 2019 guideline for the safe use of repurposed shipping containers

    Las Vegas, Nev. – Today the International Code Council announced the release of its 2019 Guideline for the Safe Use of ISO Intermodal Shipping Containers Repurposed as Buildings and Building Components. The Code Council...

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George Brown College and RESCON team up with a new program for residential construction management

    As reported in The Star, the employees are happier, the jobs are secure, and the work itself is everywhere you look. The residential construction industry boasts a wealth of hands-on, challenging and rewarding careers that...

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How developers are working to reverse the health and climate impacts of urban sprawl

    As reported on ABC News, when you think of what cities of the future will look like, what do you imagine? Perhaps flying cars zipping around skyscrapers thousands of feet tall, or robots delivering packages or cleaning up...

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Sustainable Buildings Canada – March Newsletter

You're invited: Register today for the 2019 Green Building Festival Each year, the Green Building Festival offers top quality programming that pushes the boundaries of how sustainable buildings and cities are designed, constructed and managed. ...

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Canada invests in energy efficiency retrofits in Canadian Municipalities

    VANCOUVER, March 14, 2019 /CNW/ - One of the greatest opportunities for Canada is the shift toward clean growth. Energy efficiency boosts competitiveness, lowers costs, maximizes profits and helps protect our environment....

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Construction on Yukon aquaponics facility could begin this spring

    As reported on CBC News, some entrepreneurs in Yukon say they've found a creative way to move their project forward — by using geothermal power. Founders of Yukon's North Star Agriculture have been pushing to build an...

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B.C. building code adjusted upwards to allow 12-storey wood buildings

    As reported in the Vancouver Sun, a new building is being built at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, June, 13, 2016. The 18-storey Brock Commons is intended to show developers and the public...

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