Global warming potential / Guides

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...potential to be part of the solution to a warming planet and rising sea levels.” The list of the top 10 countries for LEED reflects the global adaptability of...

4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate warming potential (GWP) that was over a thousand times worse than carbon dioxide as a green house gas. As a result of the 1990 Montreal Protocol to ban...

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 warming must be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, otherwise the climate change consequences will be irreversible. To do this, a report by the Intergovernme...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events temperatures means more moisture in the air, more turbulent air, and consequently more violent and unpredictable storms. For example, this month in Ancho...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...Global Warming Potential (GWP). If fields aren’t cleared by flooding, they are often burned, resulting in the release of 13 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per h...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...potential. As HFCs have a global warming potential (GWP) that is 1430 times worse than carbon, this really does demonstrate how important it is to choose rigid ...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes warming potential), made with recycled materials, made with natural materials, which ones are best for sound proofing, or for reducing off-gassing to pro...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement warming potential (GWP). For this reason, we like to explore less harmful alternatives whenever possible - though *January 2018 update: new blowing agent...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements warming potential (GWP). For this reason, we like to explore less harmful alternatives whenever possible - though *January 2018 update: new blowing agent...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor warming potential) Two sizes of water storage tank to better fit the needs of consumers High delivered water temperature (65° C) What we don't li...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements warming potential (GWP) 7 times greater than carbon dioxide. This is significantly lower than other types of foam, so we recommend it as the preferred ch...