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Housing affordability vs. demolition: Can we build up without tearing down?

To make housing affordable in Canada, 3.5 million more units need to be built by 2030, according to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. B.C. alone has a projected supply gap of 610,000 homes.   In response, all levels of government are putting forward a dizzying array of policies aimed at stimulating new development. However, some of these […]

Reusing and relocating ought to be part of the solution to the housing crisis

We’re in the middle of a housing supply and affordability crisis, yet hundreds of good homes across Metro Vancouver and thousands across Canada are being destroyed every year. Between 2016-2021, metropolitan areas in British Columbia were some of the fastest growing in Canada. Vancouver welcomed 179,000 new residents, a 7.3 per cent population increase, while Victoria, Nanaimo, […]

Going Circular in the Built Environment Webinar Series – Part 2: From Demolition to Deconstruction

Join us for the second in a three-part webinar series exploring circularity in the built environment presented in partnership with the City of Calgary as we look at moving from demolition to deconstruction. Click here to register for free. Construction and demolitions in Calgary generate more than 32 million tonnes waste annually accounting for 25% […]

Going Circular in the Built Environment Webinar Series – Part 3: The New Metric – Embodied Carbon

Join us for the final segment in a three-part webinar series exploring circularity in the built environment presented in partnership with the City of Calgary as we look at how embodied carbon is reshaping how we look at the built environment. Click here to register for free. Join our expert panel to explore the world […]

September 2021 | Newsletter

View the newsletter here: https://conta.cc/3kXZ6F4 Autumn greetings! Up first, we recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Then, we partnered with Nexii for the World Circular Economy Forum Showcase. Lastly, the team went on a hike to relax, chat, and enjoy nature!

August 2021 | Newsletter

View the newsletter here: https://conta.cc/38rKZ3O Cheers, August! We have some great things to share with you today. Up first, we have the release of a white paper on the VPL rooftop garden. Next, we celebrate a project certified BUILT GREEN® Gold. Then, watch the Modo Instagram takeover posted on YouTube. Lastly, registration for the World Circular Economy […]

July 2021 | Newsletter

Hi there! We have some great things to share with you today. Up first, we have an exciting partnership between BizBiz BC and Modo Car Co-op. Next, we introduce one of our new interns who is sharing knowledge on advances in South Korea. Lastly, we hear about NISP®’s involvement with the World Circular Economy Forum […]

Advances in South Korea

Light House is pleased to welcome Mr. Hyungeun Ji to our team. Mr. Ji joins us as an intern, from South Korea. In Korea he works as a civil servant in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, managing City Parks. He is currently on a 2-year intern sabbatical with his family here in Vancouver and will be […]

June 2021 | Newsletter

“Watching our Waste” Report Light House would like to thank the National Zero Waste Council, Lafarge Canada Inc., Metro Vancouver, the Canada Green Building Council, Recollective Consulting, and Ledcor for their contributions to the Watching our Waste Report: A National Construction Waste Analysis In Canada Using LEED™ Certified Project Data. “When we look at the analysis […]

May 2021 | Newsletter

May: a month of many publications! Residential Waste Analysis This nationwide study, undertaken by Light House with the support of BC Housing, investigates one of the most significant contributors to construction and demolition (C&D) waste – the construction of multi-unit residential buildings. The study examined the amount and types of C&D waste generated by 106 […]