Ecological footprint / Guides

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...ecological footprint,” says Mike Lapaine, Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Bluewater Health. “This is very much aligned with Bluewater He...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

...footprint analysis) from the P2O stack test were lower than what would be produced by the same test on a natural gas furnace of similar size. John Bordynuik, ...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...ecological footprint. But Brown thinks there is something more at work behind his students’ enthusiasm for the project. “The appeal of living a more nomadic l...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...ecological footprint of your home can be instantly negated by locating it far from the places you need to go and public transportation, as you will spend a lot ...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...footprint: The project must account for the total footprint of embodied carbon (tCO2e) from its construction through a one-time carbon offset tied to the proj...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...ecological footprint of conventional concrete, including 60 to 80% less water consumed. And what gives this product a huge advantage in the marketplace is that ...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...ecological footprint of your home. Renovation tax credits and financial incentives: First speak with your bank and find out what funds you have available. M...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...ecological footprint of industrial agriculture. However, there are very few options for the increasing number of people wishing to get involved but who don't ne...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...ecological footprint in production, it's inert and harmless after it dries. Choosing interior doors: Reclaimed doors Pros : Reusing materials diverts wa...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...ecological footprint extends beyond the walls of our home, this is why in the LEED rating system you will see references to 'drought resistant ' and 'native spe...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...footprint caused by the initial construction, the dams are there now and the power is certainly renewable. So the ecological impact at source from a hydroelectr...