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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

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

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 ...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...footprints. Working within the existing shell, the Skygarden House uses design strategies to ‘expand’ the interior space without expanding the footprint of th...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...footprint of buildings. Finding natural ways to insulate a home is all well and good, but any natural building insulation needs to perform as well as the main...

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...

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

Dense-packed cellulose insulation - the History In 2005, Metric Homes of Carp, Ontario designed and built Canada's first Energy Star labelled home in Canada....

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...footprint from transportation is quite reasonable given that it is light-weight and can be made very thin - so a lot packs into a shipping container. Cork floor...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...footprint. Here are some questions to ask that can help you determine the true ecological cost of an item: Where was it made? There are a lot of reasons to qu...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

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