Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Canada invests in energy efficiency for First Nations homes

CRANBROOK, BC, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Energy efficiency in buildings lowers costs, creates jobs and helps the environment. Promoting energy-efficient practices is key to Canada's approach to a clean energy economy. The Honourable Amarjeet...

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Discarded insulation wool finds use in better mortar

As blogged on New Atlas, when buildings are being insulated or torn down, a lot of waste "mineral wool"-type insulation ends up in the landfill. Thanks to new research, however, that material may soon instead find use in an improved type of...

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Government of Canada invests in Whistler passive house affordable rental building

WHISTLER, BC, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Local employees in Whistler will soon have access to a new 24-unit affordable rental housing building with the help of the National Housing Strategy's Rental Construction Financing initiative (RCFi) and...

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Sick building syndrome: When the air indoors hurts your health

As blogged on The Weather Network, we often talk about healthy living and quality of life but have you considered the quality of the air you breathe? Most of us spend up to 90% of our time indoors, according to many surveys. Add up the time you...

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Construction Links Network and ActiveConversion partner to bring next-gen online marketing technology to the construction, building and design industry

CALGARY, AB (July 15, 2019) - Construction Links Network and ActiveConversion are pleased to announce their partnership that will bring next-gen online marketing technology to the construction, building, and design industry.   Advertising clients...

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Ambitious plan to power Singapore with world’s biggest solar farm in Australia

As reported in the South China Morning Post, the desert outside Tennant Creek, deep in the Northern Territory, is not the most obvious place to build and transmit Singapore’s future electricity supply. Though few in the southern states...

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Commercial Real Estate: Construction industry slow to take up technology

As reported in the Vancouver Sun, a critical shortage of skilled workers is usually the main problem that keeps most of B.C.’s builders up at night, but there’s another issue that should also be at the top of their minds: technology. The...

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NTA joins the International Code Council’s family of solutions

Washington, DC – The International Code Council announced today that it has acquired NTA, a leading provider of testing services, product certification, inspection, engineering, off-site construction plan review, and code evaluation. The...

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A brilliant new kind of solar tech could provide electricity and clean water to millions

As blogged on ScienceAlert.com, a compact device that uses waste heat shed by solar cells to purify water could one day change the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the globe. The new spin on old technology from King Abdullah...

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