CO2 / Guides

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...CO2 is being introduced to the mix, so once the concrete hardens it is sequestered forever, and the other benefit is that adding carbon to concrete actually mak...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...CO2 emission Gabion 727 545 4 703 243 Dry Stone Wall 623 568 4 090 210 Concrete 1 777 335 9 491 757 Gabion walls...

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...CO2 on average (with an average lifespan of 150 years), for centuries. By comparison, a tree absorbs about 22 kilograms of CO2 per year - so a whale is equivale...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...CO2), temperature and humidity. Smoking must be prohibited within the project boundary. Air quality testing must be done pre-occupancy and after nine mont...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...CO2). The EPA report concluded that “GLGE accounts for a major portion of US nonroad gasoline emissions. Two-stroke engines are an important source of VOCs and ...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...CO2 produced in the manufacturing and transportation of materials, and by providing - dollar for dollar - a wall with much better insulation. By building a sl...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...CO2 and smoke detector © Ecohome Carbon monoxide can find its way into your home by many means: Gas or oil furnaces in poor condition Unvented c...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...CO2. Carbon is then stored for the entire lifecycle of the material. From a health perspective, unless you intentionally source a healthy alternative, most fo...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...CO2 as greenhouse gases. The only way choosing XPS foam over other types of insulation will make the planet greener is by helping frozen tundra come back to l...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...CO2 emissions by 45% compared to 2010. Buildings are the biggest source of climate pollution producing 39% of global emissions. Additionally, building constru...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...CO2 storage capacity as they require carbon to grow. In fact, approximately 50% of the mass of wood (when dry) is made up of carbon, which remains in the wood e...