Buildings are responsible for inefficiently consuming over 70% of North America's electrical energy.  This means there are tremendous opportunities for improving efficiencies, reducing carbon emissions, and transforming the built environment and energy systems across the continent.

About the Rocky Mountain Institute:

Vancouver is alive with innovation, creative minds, and great examples of sustainability being put into practice. From solar panels to oil powered cars, and tiny house community centres - you'd think you were living the dream if it wasn't for the rain and high cost of living.  But there are lots of folks who are reducing, reusing, recycling, and rethinking how they do everything creating new possibilities to solve even the toughest challenges combining knowledge from the past and the goals for the future into real sustainability - today!

"The conference will bring together leading experts from around the world to develop net zero energy and water concepts through the restorative framework of the Living Building Challenge™, the world's most rigorous green building standard. The conference program includes a reception and opening plenary, several keynote speakers and education sessions organized into three tracks: Net Zero Energy Design, Net Zero Water Design and Frontiers of Net Zero Energy."

Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco,
Date: February 4-5th, 2014


Global methane solutions and know-how

by Jason Robinson


'We are here together for one simple reason and that is that methane matters. It matters in our fight against global warming, in the quality of our air, water cycle, and crop yields. And it matters to our health." - Honourable Peter Kent

Sustainability Television is proud to present this 20 part episodic series highlighting the construction of the Harmony House.

Located in Burnaby, BC, Canada; the Harmony House is a winning entry in the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation EQuilibrium™ Housing Initiative.  This net-zero home will produce as much energy as it uses on an annual basis - from renewable sources.

The following blog post is part two of a series documenting the history of energy-efficient houses in Saskatchewan.

For Ecocity Builders, June represents the culmination of ten months of engagement with the United Nations and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or "Rio+20" (the UN conference meets again in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, 20 years after the United Nati

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Cuba

Course ID: CU100 Status: Open
Duration: 11 Days

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