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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

...LEED , Passive House and Zero Net Energy , though the trend was led by improving building efficiency in homes once constructed – better insulation , better air-...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...LEED Certification, is still seen by many as an "elitist" club reserved for the wealthy. In many ways that's why EcoHome designed and built The Edelweiss House ...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) reward homeowners and builders for creating homes that perform beyond those built simply to code. The city ...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...LEED v4 Platinum certified house . Video from the EcoHome Youtube channel, for help with building LEED high performance homes . Related topics: How heat...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...Leed V4 Platinum certification we really can't stress enough the enormous role windows will play in your overall home performance. Better windows may pay for th...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Healthy indoor air quality

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...LEED for Homes program. Radon gas is the second greatest cause of lung cancer after smoking. Rather than using the typical 6 mil polyethylene as a sub-slab va...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

Fitting Windows, how to fit windows correctly to avoid air or water leaks Watch more Green Building videos here The Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Demo House...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid heating systems

This is the third post in a blog series called Sunshine Saved written by Craig Anderson as he documents the design and construction of an off-grid LEED Gold pa...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...LEED for Homes ready modern style tiny house prefab home kit - Le Refuge LEED, Passive House & Net Zero Energy ready prefab homes This architect-designed ...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...LEED and other programs can help reduce the rate of climate change, how else can we adapt? Why do we need to build more resilient homes? How do we build mor...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...LEED certified buildings for example (with better air quality and natural light), have noted increased rates of productivity and reduced absenteeism of employee...