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City of Vancouver creates icy challenge to promote 'passive home' design
The passive home demo model retained more ice than the demo home built to standard provincial building code. The City of Vancouver hopes more residents will start building using passive home standards in its bid to run entirely on renewable energy by 2050 .(Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:10:37 GMT)

Homebuilder sentiment soars in August on strong sales
U.S. homebuilders bounce back as current sales and sales expectations leap forward. National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index now stands at 68. Homebuilder sentiment soars in August on strong sales U.S. homebuilders bounce back as current sales and sales expectations leap forward.(Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:31:49 GMT)

Should I Buy a Fixer-Upper? 6 Reasons to Make the Leap
"Should I buy a fixer-upper?" If this thought has crossed your mind, here's how to know if a fixer-upper is right for you. "Should I buy a fixer-upper ?" If this thought has crossed your mind, we don't blame you.(Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:14:34 GMT)

Tradies band together to build house for Nick
GRAND DESIGNS: Davis Sanders Homes' Murray Pigdon and Leanne Luhrs, of the Nick's Journey committee, look over plans. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS THE homecoming of an injured Border sportsman will coincide with the start of a building project to raise money towards his ongoing rehabilitation.(Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:56:30 GMT)

As Hurricane Andrew memories fade, Florida weakens building codes
At the core of the Florida dispute is a simple calculation: the tougher the building code, the more it costs to build a home. As Hurricane Andrew memories fade, Florida weakens building codes At the core of the Florida dispute is a simple calculation: the tougher the building code, the more it costs to build a home.(Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:51:54 GMT)

HVAC and plumbing installs complicate Etobicoke home rebuild
Tory Crowder and Shawn Thomas fret as the installation of HVAC and plumbing systems land a figurative one-two punch to the planning gut Globe Real Estate is following the construction of a new 2700-square-foot home in an Etobicoke neighbourhood that's become, like many Toronto residential enclaves, a hotbed of demolition and rebuilding activity. Part I and Part II were published earlier this year, After an epic slog through design and approvals, and then almost half a year of what had seemed like a more or less orderly construction process, Tory Crowder and Sean Thomas had began to fret that they'd lost control over the 2,700-square-foot home they're building for their young family in an older Etobicoke neighbourhood.(Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:30:11 GMT)

Australia's construction boom forecast to subside over the next three years
Australia's economy survived the mining downturn without a recession thanks, in large part, to a record home building boom. But that boom is peaking, and a new forecast suggests tens of thousands of jobs could be lost from the building industry as home construction falls by almost a third during the next three years.(Thu, 10 Aug 2017 02:40:17 GMT)

East Hampton Town requires low-nitrogen septic systems
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