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Success Stories /
Nov 06, 2017
City Policy Spurs Innovation – But Can We Handle the Pace?

As part of a dedicated effort to become the greenest city in the world, the City of Vancouver has formulated a plan to eliminate emissions from buildings. It will happen incrementally, but the end goal is to see high-performance building standards like the Passive House standard, Living Building Challenge, and Net-Zero Energy (NZE), become the […]

Inspiration /
Aug 08, 2017
Local Construction Leaders Go Passive

In a public experiment to test the capabilities of a high-performance building, two white structures have been set up in Vancouver’s Olympic Village Square, each containing 1 tonne of ice. The key difference between the two ice boxes is their building envelope; one of them is built to BC’s current building code and the other […]

Success Stories /
Jul 12, 2017
HCMA’s Innovative Attitude

  HCMA Architecture + Design is a firm that is looking to the future of design. HCMA wants to make functional and environmental architecture, while also creating buildings that inspire. They strive to push the traditional boundaries of the practice of architecture and achieve maximum positive impact through design while putting in perspective an attractive […]

Success Stories /
Apr 26, 2017
The Power of Sorting: Combating Construction Waste in Landfills

Sea to Sky Removal is  a construction waste removal company run by husband and wife, Cinci Csere and Chris Arkell. Based in Squamish, 90% of their customer base is in Vancouver and the lower mainland, though they also offer waste removal all along the Sea to Sky Corridor. Operating solely in the construction and commercial […]

Success Stories /
Jan 31, 2017
Penfolds Roofing & Solar leading the way

  Key Solution:  fleet propane conversion Annual Emission Reduction:  30 tCO2e Annual Cost Savings:   $20,000 Penfolds Roofing & Solar was founded in 1937 and completes over 1,500 residential and commercial projects a year. Penfolds employs about 150 people and is headquartered in the False Creek Flats neighbourhood of Vancouver, where it operates from a company-owned industrial […]

Success Stories /
Jul 26, 2016
Sustainable Property Management is the Concert Way

Concert Properties has been developing and managing real estate for 25 years – everything from rental apartments, to condominium homes, retirement communities, to infrastructure and commercial properties. As a company that owns and operates a portfolio of 12 million square feet of income-producing property across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Concert has been doing its part […]

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