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America’s Largest Net Zero Plus Building

By Roy L Hales

The first zero net energy building in the United States was erected at the beginning of this century. In California this standard has penetrated the residential market and every new home will have to produce as much energy as it consumes by 2020. The Net Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI),  in Greater Los Angeles, goes further. America’s largest net zero plus building is expected to generate an additional 185,000 KWh of electricity by the end of year one.

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How Vancouver Will Adopt 100% Renewable Energy

By Roy L Hales

Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy has been released. The city currently obtains 31% of its’ from clean energy sources. Though the Acting City Manager says he finds it “hard to imagine a city without fossil fuels,” he “enthusiastically supports” this plan.  How Vancouver will adopt 100% renewable energy by 2050 .
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Canada is #2 for LEED building in the World

By Roy L Hales

Though LEED is not the world’s only green building rating system, it is the most most widely used and recognized. Thus it is no small thing that, for the second year in a row, Canada is #2 for LEED building in the World.

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North America’s Greenest Building Code

An interview with Sean Pander, Green Building Manager, City of Vancouver,  about a key component  of the City of Vancouver’s pathways to reaching its goal of becoming the world’s greenest City by 2020. Vancouver currently possesses North America’s Greenest Building Code.
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