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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

...Skanska at Greenbuild, November 19-22, 2019 in Atlanta, GA simplifies this complex problem, giving construction professionals the information they need to make more informed decisions on embodied carbon, allowing them to enact positive change. The EC3 tool: reduce the embodied carbon footprint associated with the gre...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Skanska development company, the architecture firm Snøhetta, the real estate company Entra, the consulting firm Asplan Viak, the aluminum manufacturer Sapa Og and the environmental non-profit organization Zero. In February of 2018, the Powerhouse Group opened the doors to one of its first construction projects, the D...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...Skanska is a free-to-use tool that has a data base of materials that allows architects and designers to calculate the embedded energy of a building design, which means materials can be swapped in the design phase to keep the footprint as low as possible. Until now this has been a complicated process that was not undert...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Skanska here. Carbon reduction strategies and natural building materials The basis of a low-carbon home design strategy involves sourcing natural building materials that are as locally-produced as possible to where they will be used, and that have as little processing and chemical additives as possible. This not on...