Harmless home is a net-zero residential housing project located in Victoria, British Columbia. The home is designed by Anderson Greenplan with Ridgeco Developments heading the construction process and uses Just BioFiber’s Super SSR blocks for the exterior walls. You can find out more about the net-zero harmless home by visiting their website and blog at https://www.harmlesshome.ca/blog/ or visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/harmlesshome for aerial video.
EcoLock is a 5-story building project proposed for downtown Kelowna, BC.
From the EcoLock pilot poster
• EcoLock is a Self-Storage, Wine Storage and Co-Work building proposed for downtown Kelowna, BC.
• This 5-floor, 112,000 ft (10,405 m) facility will be the first in North America to combine storage and office functionality in an environmentally-responsible building, utilizing renewable energy, captured rainwater and providing a healthy, pollutant-free space for its occupants.
• The walls of the facility will be built with Super Structural R-Value (SSR) “Just Biofiber” construction blocks. This Canadian invention absorbs and retains atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) during its manufacturing process and utilizes rapidly-renewable plant fibers, resulting in a carbon-negative construction material. The walls of the building will permanently store 715,000 lbs. (324,600kg) of CO2
• The SSR blocks are registered under the International Living Future Institute’s Declare program and are Red-List Compliant.
CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard
“CaGBC announced that 16 of Canada’s most innovative projects have been chosen to participate in a two-year pilot of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The Standard, which assesses the carbon performance of commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings in Canada, will be formally released on May 29 in Vancouver.”