GHGs / Guides

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...GHGs (greenhouse gases) per ton of concrete. So we chose a concrete mix that included 50% recycled material, which significantly lowers the total emissions of o...

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

...GHGs) involved in the life of a building . In short, it is an inventory that represents the impact of the building on climate change only. In the construction i...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...GHGs during production; concrete itself it is very durable, but any glass you drop on it won't be; it can be pretty unforgiving to kids that wipe out on it; sta...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...GHGs as well (Green House Gas emissions). Read more here on our page about choosing the best rigid insulation panels. I know it’s a hard one to wrap your head...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...GHGs). This is obviously not a critique of home insulation, but I do question his choice of XPS foam over less environmentally harmful products. Alex Wilson, ...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

Mitigating climate change at home, get on your bike! As we look for ways to mitigate climate change , improving home energy efficiency and decentralising pow...