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Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...lower carbon footprint in the built environment in the quest for zero carbon homes - and now a Canadian company may have the answer with a carbon-sequestering c...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...lower environmental footprint. Solidia’s concrete is formulated with less lime and is cured at lower temperatures than similar products - 1250° C kiln temperatu...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...Carbon footprint of gabion walls Gabion walls really do have a significantly lower carbon footprint than a concrete wall . Taking into account the embodied en...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...your 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 hous...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...your decisions for you here, just offering some food for thought when deciding where to spend your green dollars. To save money and lower your carbon footprin...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...your heating system by default reduce it's carbon footprint. Electric heat sources: Heating with electricity is not defined by just baseboard heaters or an ...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...your house with fossil fuels, in winter months you would now be heating your water with fossil fuels. They work best and reduce your carbon footprint when combi...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...your house large, medium or small? Is it pretty airtight or pretty drafty? Will your wood stove be the main heat source or just supplementary? Is your house poo...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...your personal carbon footprint, but one of the biggest impacts you can have comes from getting yourself out of your car. Reduced automobile use is one of the gr...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...Carbon footprint calculator for materials One of the most exciting building tools we’ve found lately is the EC3 carbon footprint calculator . Programs like th...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...lowering emissions since your home will consume less energy and reduce our per capita carbon footprint - which is embarrassingly high. As described on the Lib...