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Strategies for Low Carbon Concrete

Concrete is the second most widely used material in the world, second only to drinking water. The concrete industry is responsible for 8% of global […]

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Metro Vancouver’s roadmap to cut carbon from existing buildings

British Columbia (BC) has the reputation of being one of the greenest provinces in Canada, and indeed one of the greenest sub-national jurisdictions in the […]

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Toronto’s Plans to Slash Existing Building GHG Emissions

Toronto’s GHG Targets The City of Toronto continues to demonstrate leadership in mitigating the effects of climate change through the implementation of the climate action […]

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Identifying and Reducing Exposure to Climate Risk

Last month’s power outage in Texas is a dramatic example of the risks posed by extreme weather increasingly fueled by a changing climate. It is […]

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Imagining A Mass Timber Future

In recent blog posts on mass timber, we’ve covered mass timber’s rapid growth trajectory, its potential to reduce carbon emissions, and some challenges the industry […]

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Buy Clean: Create Local Jobs & Cut Carbon Pollution

Half of the carbon associated with new construction between now and 2050 will be from material manufacturing. Globally, the manufacture of construction materials accounts for […]

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Buy Clean California Publishes Embodied Carbon Limits

California has published the carbon caps that will come into effect on July 1, 2021. These caps will set an upper limit on the embodied […]

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Vancouver Releases Plan to Reduce Embodied Emissions by 40%

To date, more than 1,700 jurisdictions have declared a climate emergency. Vancouver has long been a global climate leader, adopting innovative policies and taking strong […]

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Mass Timber’s Carbon Impact

Though mass timber offers many benefits over traditional building materials, its renewable nature and negative carbon impact are perhaps the most exciting. Turning trees into […]

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mass timber market in canada and beyond

Mass Timber Market in Canada and Beyond

In our recent blog introducing mass timber, we shared why we are excited about mass timber and why it has such great potential to transform […]

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