Environmental footprint / Guides

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...environmental footprint. The EcoHome Team decided to prove the point when we built the economical yet high-performance Edelweiss, which was the second certifi...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...environmental footprint that derives from the philosophical approach taken by both the client and the architect. It combines responsible siting and construction...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...environmental convictions. When you are finally ready to move in, the temptation to zip over to your local Swedish box store and furnish your entire house in ...

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...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...environmental footprint of building materials and products.“ Among the most notable projects in this period, the first 12 Canadian projects have now registere...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...Environmental sustainability is the foundation of the college curriculum, and REED students are interested in finding ways to reduce consumption of fossil fuels...