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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 declarati...

Ecodrain greywater 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 y...

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 con...

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 insulatio...

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 corne...

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 sourci...

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 a...

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...

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 - avai...