Green Building Market Update

British Columbia Construction Association June 20, 2014  
Green Building Market Update

Featured News

Green Building Myths and (mis)information: Phase-change materials

We have been getting a number of enquiries from contractors about green building and LEED. Every month, we will answer a question that we hope will help to dispel some of the myths that is circulating in the offices and in the field. Please note that any information given is necessarily general in nature and not specific to your situation or conditions. The content below is not intended to be a substitute for advice by an appropriately qualified professional. Read on...

HOT TOPIC: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products

Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products provides a holistic approach to managing a product from the point at which component materials are mined or harvested, through manufacture and processing. It is demonstrated through an ethos of supply chain management and product stewardship and encompasses social, economic and environmental dimensions. Full Story

TRAINING & EDUCATION: BCIT Energy Modelling Course

BCIT will be launching a new energy modeling course for building professionals starting September 2014. This course introduces energy modeling to building professionals to enable effective incorporation of energy modeling into the design process – including a review of building orientation, envelope design, space configurations and massing, opportunities to minimize the need for mechanical equipment (e.g., passive design and net-zero solutions). Full Story

TECHNOLOGY: Portland Limestone Cement

It is very important to consider that market uptake fuels change. The pace of future innovation in the cement and concrete sector will be measured by the rate of adoption of new products and so it is important for building owners, specifiers and contractors to send a clear message to the cement industry to keep up the good work and continue to work to reduce the impacts of cement and concrete production. Full Story

REPORTS AND STUDIES: Wood Design, Greening the Building Supply Chain

Lots of info in the latest: Technical Guide for Design and Construction of Tall Wood Buildings in Canada; 21st Century Wood Design, Building and Construction Solutions; UNEP-SBCI Supply Chain Report on "Greening the Building Supply Chain". Full Story

UPCOMING EVENTS: Zero Waste, SustainaBuild, ASHRAE, Greenbuild, Wood Solutions and more

These events are all about smart and sustainable building: from regs to resources, check out these opportunities for improving your practices. Full Story


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