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Net Zero Open House

Net Zero Open House April 17, 2017

Come and Learn about the Next Generation of New Homes!
2 Weekends - Apr. 29/30 & May 5/6. (11am - 4pm)
Mike Holmes Live on site Apr. 29th (11am - 2pm)

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Part #3 - Net Zero Energy, The Next Generation of New Homes

Part #3 - Net Zero Energy, The Next Generation of New Homes April 02, 2017

Part 3 Focuses on the wall systems and insulation we will be using to achieve the insulation values required to build a home that can produce (with the use of solar photo voltaic panes) as much energy as it uses.

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Part #2 - Net Zero Energy: The Next Generation of New Homes

Part #2 - Net Zero Energy: The Next Generation of New Homes February 22, 2017

In today's post I will give an overview of the steps we are using at the foundation stage to improve thermal comfort and indoor air quality at the same time as we make sure we can reduce our energy use to meet the Net Zero standard.

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Part #1 - Introduction to The Next Generation of New Homes

Part #1 - Introduction to The Next Generation of New Homes January 26, 2017

RDC has started on a new high performance home in Squamish that is targeted to be Net Zero Ready. Here is a project overview and introduction to some of the project partners. Stay tuned for regular update on this exciting new project.

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Ice Dams - The Cause, The Consequences And The Solutions For A Permanent Repair

Ice Dams - The Cause, The Consequences And The Solutions For A Permanent Repair January 17, 2017

Have you ever wondered what causes all that ice build-up on your roof? Are you aware of the cost both in terms of energy bills and long term damage? Bob explains the cause, the consequences and the solutions to a permanent repair.

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5 Technologies You Should Consider For Your New Home or Renovation December 14, 2016

Recently I attended the TecHome Builder Summit in Fort Worth Texas. The summit is put on by TecHome Builder, an online magazine focused on technology in housing.
Here are 5 technologies that stood out for me and will likely show up in our new builds over the next 18 months:

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How to Eliminate the Invisible Pollution Produced by Your Home

How to Eliminate the Invisible Pollution Produced by Your Home November 30, 2016

Do you know that your home produces an invisible gas with no odor that is polluting the environment everyday? Can you guess what it might be?

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2017 Georgie Award Finalist - Crumpit Woods Oasis

2017 Georgie Award Finalist - Crumpit Woods Oasis November 24, 2016

Crumpit Woods Oasis is a unique Built Green Platinum custom home built at the base of the famous Squamish Chief. It is a finalist in the 2017 Georgie Awards for Best Custom Home under $899,000

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How to affordably lower your GHG emissions by building a better home

How to affordably lower your GHG emissions by building a better home October 18, 2016

Building an air tight home can both improve your home ownership experience and lower your families Green House Gas emissions.

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Project Update - Owens Corning CodeBord Exterior Insulation at Blueberry Dr.

Project Update - Owens Corning CodeBord Exterior Insulation at Blueberry Dr. June 16, 2016

An introduction to the benefits of using exterior insulation in building your energy efficient home.

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