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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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, ...

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...

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...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...ecological footprint of the building, including embodied energy of building materials and decommissioning at the end of its life must be offset by its own energ...

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...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...ecological footprint over a longer period of time U - User friendly - a building must be affordable to own, operate and maintain R - Resilient - designing t...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...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...