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  • Team Ontario/BC’s North House

    This Solar Decathlon house was designed to face extreme temperatures: frigid, snow-filled winters and hot, humid summers.

  • Building a Net-Zero Energy House in Boulder, Colo.

    A net-zero energy house produces as much renewable energy as the house and its occupants use. It is a concept that was almost unthinkable just a few years ago.

  • Building a Net-Zero Energy House in Boulder, Colo.

    A net-zero energy house produces as much renewable energy as the house and its occupants use. It is a concept that was almost unthinkable just a few years ago.

  • Building a Net-Zero Energy House in Boulder, Colo.

    A net-zero energy house produces as much renewable energy as the house and its occupants use. It is a concept that was almost unthinkable just a few years ago.

  • Kitchener Huron Natural Park, Kitchener/Ontario, Canada

    The 1,500-square-foot (139-m2) roof’s vegetation consists of 90 percent sedums (eight varieties) and 10 percent mixed perennials.

  • Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Educates Building Professionals

    Steven W. Peck, founder and president of Toronto-based nonprofit association Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, shares his thoughts about the benefits of vegetated roofs.

  • Canada Uses Six Principles for Healthy Building Envelope

    Within the Ottawa, Ontario-based Canada Green Building Council’s LEED program, Materials and Resources credit 8 for Durable Buildings encourages these performance objectives. MRc8 contributes 1 point to the building’s LEED rating but more importantly provides a six-step process to prevent...

  • Professional Designation Pending

    A designation for green-roof professionals is underway.

  • Life-cycle Assessment Becomes Accessible

    The Merrickville, Ontario, Canada-based Athena Institute's EcoCalculator makes life-cycle assessment available to everyone.