We Expect A Lot From Our Buildings — How Do International Codes Assure Sustainability?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 29 May 2023 20:35:14 +0000

international codesToday, society faces 3 major challenges in the built environment: ensuring building safety, improving sustainability, and addressing our affordable housing crisis.

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Central Heat Pump Water Heaters Are A Crucial Technology To Decarbonize Multi-Family & Commercial Buildings

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 22:35:49 +0000

Water heating uses a lot of energy, and consequently costs a lot of money and creates a lot of pollution. The heat pump water heater is the silver bullet to these water heating problems. It’s efficient, saves money, reduces or eliminates air pollution, and it delivers hot water with faster first hour ratings than electric […]

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Co-Living Startup Surfbreak Is Opening 2nd Location As Slow Tourism Industry Gains Momentum 

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 16:35:54 +0000

I’ve written about co-living before, and I knew it wouldn’t be the last time. Co-living encapsulates community and sustainability in one, two of my favorite subjects I could rattle on about all day every day. And by “encapsulate,” I mean it literally makes a physical manifestation of them. The concept is simple — create a […]

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Tesla Full Self Driving (Beta) — 1st Notable Improvement In 1½ Years

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 20 May 2023 04:50:32 +0000

The Tesla Full Self Driving (FSD) suite is a bit of an enigma. I’ve had it for 1½ years, and since long before I’ve had it, I’ve seen some people with the software suite raving about how amazing it is. Indeed, that the car is somewhat able to drive anywhere is a major technical feat. […]

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Clean Condo Life: Taking Heat Pumps To My Vertical Village’s Council

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 18 May 2023 20:50:58 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a diverse group of people meeting on a reddish tinged cloud, digital artClean condo life is messy. It takes time. There’s conflict involved sometimes. Emotions can run high. These are our homes we’re talking about, after all.

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Clean Condo Life: Heat Pumps Are Great, But Adding Them To Condos Requires Care In Installation

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 16 May 2023 19:35:30 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a wall mounted heat pump air exchange unit blowing cool blue curls of air into a condo living room, digital artAs a resident of a condo without central air conditioning, I’ve been feeling the harsh effects of climate change, particularly during the sweltering summers. With climate change, population growth, and urbanization being the key megatrends, it’s clear that air conditioning is transitioning from a luxury to a necessity. For instance, in my Vancouver condo, the […]

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Clean Condo Life: Getting Heat Pumps For Buildings Without A/C

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 16 May 2023 10:50:42 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a condo building balcony with a heat pump, digital artHeat pumps are added to condos all the time, increase the sales value, can save you a bit of money in the wintertime, and will give you blessed comfort on hot days in the summer.

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Clean Condo Life: Adapting Existing Buildings To A Changing Climate

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 15 May 2023 16:35:31 +0000

DALL·E generated view of a downtown 19 story condo building in vancouver from above with reddish heat tones, digital artIt takes work. It takes planning. It takes time. It takes a bunch of people agreeing. It takes someone to recognize the problem, admit to themselves that they have to help solve them, and start moving the ball forward.

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