Environmental 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

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

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

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...environmental impact of structural materials: Structural products are increasingly being scrutinized due to their potentially significant environmental impact...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

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

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

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

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...environmental footprint. Solidia’s concrete is formulated with less lime and is cured at lower temperatures than similar products - 1250° C kiln temperature com...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...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 of time in ...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

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

Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...Environmental Curriculum : This EDN-produced environmental education program is a great resource for learning all about Earth Day. Also check out the Climate Ed...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

Alex Wilson is the founder of the journal Environmental Building News , Green Building , GreenSpec and recently the Resilient Design Institute . The followin...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...environmental standards to provide a high efficiency home with a low environmental footprint, along with a comfortable and healthy non-toxic indoor air quality ...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...environmental impact. When choosing a stove or fireplace, below is an example of some of the numbers that you will need to look at, their value lies mostly in...