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green home building certifications 

The two most popular high-performance home certifications are Net-Zero Homes and Passive House. Other green home building certifications that promote sustainable and eco-friendly construction practices: LEED Canada for Homes: Offered by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a widely recognized green building certification that sets standards for […]

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Difference between Net-Zero Homes and Passive House

The main difference between net-zero homes and Passive House lies in their primary objectives and approaches to achieving energy efficiency and sustainability. Net-Zero Homes: Objective:  Net-zero homes are designed to produce as much energy as they consume over a year, resulting in a net-zero energy balance. They typically achieve this through a combination of energy-efficient

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2023 Top 10 Custom Home Building Trends in Vancouver

In 2023 the custom home-building industry in Vancouver continues to evolve with innovative trends and designs that cater to homeowners’ changing needs and preferences. Sustainability and Energy Efficiency: Sustainability and energy efficiency remain at the forefront of custom home construction, with a strong focus on eco-friendly materials and advanced technologies that minimize environmental impact.  Homeowners

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Pros and Cons of Hiring an Architect verses Architectural Home Designer

Pros of Hiring an Architect:   1. Expertise and Professionalism: Architects have extensive education and training in architectural design, construction techniques, and building codes, providing a high level of expertise and professionalism.  Architects possess a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the intricacies involved in constructing buildings and the coordination required to bring a project to

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