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We’re pleased to help bring colour to another Project in Place Community Playground.

Vancouver-based landscape architects Sharp & Diamond are doing it again with their Projects in Place Society. This non-profit group brings construction professionals together with the general public to design and implement projects that benefit their community. The CBR Projects / … Continue reading

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Can’t get your bees to buzz or your buckwheat to buck? The Homesteader’s Emporium is your store.

Our Strathcona neighbourhood in East Vancouver is full of interesting people and businesses. But this has to be one of the most original. When Rick Havlak decided he wanted to make his own cheese, jam and roast coffee, he also … Continue reading

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Apple-box siding makes this is one of the sweetest cabin designs around,coated with wood finish stains by Broda.

One of our BRODA ® customers, Shamus Finnegan at Green Suite Painting, recently sent us some pictures of his off-the-grid cabin currently under construction in the Okanogan Valley. Design builder Goodweather­ set out to transform this 5 acre farm into … Continue reading

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CBR is proud to be part of Vancouver’s Greenster Community.

Part marketplace, part community, all good living – that’s Greenster, one of the newest eco-friendly resources for folks who want to choose better. They select businesses that they think fit the criteria for a more sustainable urban lifestyle. CBR Products … Continue reading

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Green Building Certification Systems Explained

Buildings in Canada are responsible for 30 – 40% of our greenhouse gas emissions. So making them more efficient and sustainable is critical. But the maze of certifications and ratings is enough to turn even the greenest builder a ripe … Continue reading

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