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CMHC Housing Market Outlook: Fourth Quarter 2014
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CMHC Housing Market Outlook – Canada
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Housing Market Outlook - Canada
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Winter 2013 Pulse Report
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Energy Efficiency Building Envelope Retrofits
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Canadian Industrial Outlook
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The Conference Board of Canada
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Comparing Canadian New Urbanist and
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Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness 2013
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
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2012 Canada-Wide Development Process Survey Report
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Home BUILDER Magazine - the official magazine of the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) - the best-read magazine in Canada's multi-billion dollar residential construction industry. Home BUILDER Magazine is published bi-monthly and delivered to 28,000 new homebuilders, renovators, contractors, designers, architects and other hands-on professionals working in residential construction, home improvement from coast-to-coast.
Canadian Home Sales Slip Further In January
According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity was down on a month-over-month basis in January 2015.

ENERGY STAR Awards 2015
On-line submission tool is now open. All ENERGY STAR Participants are invited to submit their entries by March 17th.

CHBA Central Interior Celebrates 50 years
When originally founded in 1965 by Frank Hewlett and Gene Allgaier, the association was a small group of builders loosely formed to share ideas and mutual support through networking. Today it has grown to nearly 200 members.

EnerQuality Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of ENERGY STAR for New Homes
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of ENERGY STAR for New Homes (ESNH), the most successful green building program in Canada.

The Challenges of Specifying LEDs
The key challenge associated with LED lighting is rapid obsolescence.

Building Officials Discuss Six-Storey Wood Structures At Burlington Forum
The City of Burlington hosted the first official forum on mid-rise, wood-frame construction since the provincial government amended the Building Code to permit six-storey wood buildings in Ontario as of January 1, 2015.

U.S. Residential Housing Starts Will Be on the Increase in 2015
PCA Forecasts Optimism, Positive Gains in U.S. Residential Housing for 2015 Market could see 20 percent increases during the next year.

U.S. States Ranked for Energy Efficiency
Massachusetts topped the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) list of most energy-efficient states for the fourth straight year.

Cost of New Homes in B.C. Will Increase Because of New National Rebar Tariff
Homeowners can expect the cost of buying a new home to increase because of a new national tariff on rebar.

Alberta Home Builders ApplaudsProgress on Condominium Legislation
The Canadian Home Builders' Association - Alberta is pleased the Alberta government is moving ahead to modernize legislation governing the growing condominium property sector.

Call For Entries For Awards Of Excellence In Visitable Housing
The Awards are a one-time program and national in scope. All entries must be received by 11:59pm (Central Time, Manitoba) on February 28, 2015.

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COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION: 2015 Economic Outlook: Preparing for the Unknown
With 2014 officially in our rear view mirror, it's time to close the book on the Canadian construction industry's record-breaking year—a year that saw investment in the sector surpass the $300 billion mark—and turn our attention to the future. A future that, at least in these early days of 2015, appears uncertain.

BUILDING SCIENCE: HVAC Optimization: Bigger Isn't Always Better
The new CAN/CSA F280-2012 Standard Determining the Required Capacity of Residential Space Heating and Cooling Appliances is freshly updated. Andy Oding provides a brief synopsis of the more critical changes, and why they're important.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: The Reflection of Internal Culture
In home building, a company's internal culture is a critical component, the DNA of the brand. Competitors can copy a product or replicate a technology but no competitor can ever duplicate a culture.

TOOL TALK: Fine Tuning Standard Tools & What Is In Your Boots?
An expanded Tool Talk by Jon Eakes, featuring a diverse selection of new products with the construction industry firmly in mind.

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