January 5, 2022: There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and solar energy is no exception to that rule. Just because no carbon is emitted during the operation of solar modules does not mean that carbon emission and other forms of pollution and toxic processes are not involved. Creating a solar module does require energy and complex materials, and there have been many life cycle assessments (LCA) of various energy sources to determine “cradle to grave” carbon emissions.
August 18, 2021: Around 2010, the perfect opportunity arose. Nine years into the solar game, SkyFire had enough experience to take on a bigger challenge, and a project at Okanagan College in Penticton fit that bill. The building’s owners and engineers were striving to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge, a certification meant to incorporate all aspects of a building’s life into a cohesive, sustainable package which actively supports its immediate surroundings.
May 19, 2021: Dave Krasman, Jayman BUILT’s Director of Corporate Purchasing, was there when leadership of the company first began to envision a standard for environmentally conscious building practices. He spoke with us to share insights about how Jayman got to the remarkable place it’s at: leading the nation in sustainable building practices, not to mention occupying a critical role in the Alberta home building landscape.