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RESCON President Richard Lyall appointed to international research steering committee

Richard Lyall, president of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), has been appointed to a steering committee of the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) that will oversee a research project that will look at the potential benefits of using a hybrid of steel and timber in high-rise buildings.

The Hammer episode #16: Having the Right Conversations about Net Zero – Gord Cooke, Building Knowledge

Gord Cooke, CEO of Building Knowledge in Cambridge, Ont., doesn’t have much time for talk about ROI when it comes to justifying higher performance windows and other building products in residential construction. Do we talk about ROI when buying a TV? A car? For too long, Cooke says, we’ve bought into the paradigm that the only way to sell energy-efficient products is to convince homeowners that they will save more money on energy than the marginal sticker price on the product. That’s just one of the out-of-the-box insights Cooke drops in this month’s episode of The Hammer. Enjoy!

Analysis shows 15% jump in home improvement projects in 2020: MPAC

More than 106,000 Ontario homeowners obtained residential building permits in 2020 – a 9% increase from the year before, with permits for home improvements jumping by 15%.

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