Carbon footprint / Guides

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

...Carbon Footprint of Buildings with The EC3 Calculator Carbon footprint versus life cycle analysis For its part, the carbon footprint focuses only on the g...

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

...CarbonCure low-carbon concrete the solution we've been waiting for to reduce the carbon output from home building? Concrete in homes = high carbon footprint ...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Carbon and Carbon Footprint. Manufacturers have different methods to mitigate these impacts, and all of these materials have complex life cycles. For a meanin...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...Carbon capture & storage with building materials Where most building materials have a ‘carbon footprint’, meaning the amount of embodied energy required to ex...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

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

...Carbon footprint of gabion walls Gabion walls really do have a significantly lower carbon footprint than a concrete wall . Taking into account the embodied en...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...carbon emissions than a lot of people might think, consequently home location is one one of the biggest variables in your personal carbon footprint. The avera...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...footprints are so heavy residential areas, it is important to take steps to mitigate that as much as possible. All the information necessary to build a green ho...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...carbon storage and requires significantly less energy to manufacture than any batt insulation on the market. Not to mention it will likely get you additional LE...

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

...carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions during construction and operation. The result of this low-carbon design approach: Calculating the carbon footp...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Carbon Program takes into account the intrinsic carbon footprint of the building itself, and that caused by the building's operation. It also brings value in it...

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)

...carbon reduction, carbon sequestration & carbon offset schemes are becoming big business as cities, states and countries scramble to meet carbon reduction goals...