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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

...Calculator (EC3), an open source calculator and comparison tool containing information on building materials. Based on data from product environmental declarations (EPD), this tool is searchable based on material performance requirements, design specifications, location and project warming potential. The database cur...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...calculator on their website so you can dial in your specifics, but in general terms they have this to say about the potential water and energy savings: "A conventional 10-minute shower generally consume around 95 liters of water. Thanks to the EcoVéa, this consumption can be reduced to only 32 liters, wich is an econ...

Ecodrain greywater heat recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...calculator that can quickly tell you if your showering habits make you a canditate for saving some cash. And have a look at the company's promotional video if you want to see what exactly is going on inside that mysterious white tube... See more about plumbing and water heaters in Green Homes here

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...calculator to know that that’s a pretty good deal, even if it requires a truck rental and some travelling time. It's dirty looking (but who cares) and the corners are not as sharp as they would be new but that is easily rectified with a can of spray foam after they are installed. Not every deal will necessarily be that...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...Calculator for calculating the carbon footprint of buildings. Finding natural ways to insulate a home is all well and good, but any natural building insulation needs to perform as well as the mainstream commercial alternatives if it is to be a viable player in the green home building industry. Organic insulation mate...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...calculator tool from Skanska here. Carbon reduction strategies and natural building materials The basis of a low-carbon home design strategy involves sourcing natural building materials that are as locally-produced as possible to where they will be used, and that have as little processing and chemical additives as ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...calculator for materials One of the most exciting building tools we’ve found lately is the EC3 carbon footprint calculator . Programs like the ZNE mentioned above can really benefit from this, since, to determine the entire carbon footprint of a building from cradle to grave, you would need to know more than the amou...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...calculator to determine the carbon emissions of a home design and easily compare different materials. LEED & Passive House ready prefabs as eco homes - available now The S1600 is one of many affordable green prefab home kits presented on Ecohome here , and you can specifically go direct to this model of modern pr...

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

Low-carbon concrete - "green" cement at last? One of the most essential and commonly-used building materials in home construction, commercial buildings and city infrastructure is concrete, which has an extremely high carbon footprint , with cement production accounting for 7% of global carbon emission. This proble...