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Just BioFiber Info Links

The Just BioFiber Sustainable Building System has the potential to revolutionize the green building market.  Greenplan is honored to have been the designer of the first residence on the planet utilizing this unique structural building technology developed in Canada and applied to the home in Sooke for sustainability pioneers Arno and Linda Keinonen.  http://www.justbiofiber.com www.harmlesshome.ca/blog

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New BC Building Code Energy Requirements

Effective December 19th 2014, the BC Building Code introduced new energy efficiency requirements for houses and small buildings (Part 9 buildings).  Add this to the complication of Lateral Bracing from 2012 and Building Permit drawings can become even more complicated.  Need help?  Our working drawing sets address all BC Building Code complexities so owners can

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Fine Homebuilding’s SketchUp® Guide for Builders: The Basics Video by Dale Stephens

The power of SketchUp, now specifically for builders. SketchUp revolutionized 3D content creation by making it easy for anyone to draw and design using this remarkably simple and elegant software. Now we have an exclusive SketchUp instructional video guide created expressly for builders, from the experts at Fine Homebuilding. Fine Homebuilding’s SketchUp® Guide for Builders: The Basics is

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Green Solutions Trade Show and Speakers Forum

Greenplan was a part of the 2013 Green Solutions Trade Show, including a wealth of our local sustainable professionals. Jack presented on Green Homes and Green Neighbourhoods to a packed room and an eager audience. Particularly exciting was the Find his presentation here: Green Trade Fair -2013 Green homes to Neighbourhoods Our Greenplan display table also

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Greenplan walked on the Coldest Night of the Year!

Greenplan has been working with the Samaritan House for their adjacent property purchase and facility expansion to their existing Women’s shelter on Nicole Street. We are excited to support and design for the Samaritan House and support their management organization Island Crisis Care Society at this years Coldest Night of the Year event. Greenplan was

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Greenplan is 2012 BC Building Code Ready

At the end of 2012 the BC Building Code became the new standard for all building and design submission applications across BC! Greenplan is up to date and ready for your designs which “applies to the construction of buildings; including extensions, substantial alterations, buildings undergoing a change for occupancy, “green” building specifications, and upgrading of

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You can now find Greenplan on Facebook!

Help us build our audience: LIKE US, LIKE our page, LIKE our posts! We’re new to the FB scene and we would love for you to check out and LIKE our timeline, posts, events, photos and  all the fun happenings at Greenplan! We are also very open to suggestions and would love to hear from

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Happy Holidays from Greenplan

To everyone near and far, big and small, young and old, “green” and any colour of the rainbow…

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Rainwater Harvesting Best Practices Guidebook

As part of the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Green Building Series, the RDN has published a how-to document laying out all aspects to help anyone understand rainwater harvesting systems and how they are approved within the RDN. We don’t mean to brag (well maybe we do), but we were part of the team that wrote

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The house that Jack built

Take a tour of Greenplan’s demonstration home

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