Zero Carbon Standard / Guides

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative? Mark Hutchinson: The CaGBC launched the zero carbon building initiative in 2016 to champion the move to lower-carbon commerc...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Zero Carbon? Just over a year ago, the Canadian Green Building Council officially launched the new standard on Zero Carbon buildings . Not only is that certif...

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

...Zero-Carbon housing including both embodied carbon for building materials as well as the carbon production for it's very low energy needs. This is only one of s...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...carbon sequestered in hemp building products. A hemp crop goes from seed to ready-to-harvest in as little as 120 days, which helps preserve forests that are bei...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...Zero standards. The engineers at Legalett were happy to take on the challenge, and then came back to us with a solar panel design that not only heated the flo...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...Carbon capture & storage with building materials Where most building materials have a ‘carbon footprint’, meaning the amount of embodied energy required to ex...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...carbon footprint: The project must account for the total footprint of embodied carbon (tCO2e) from its construction through a one-time carbon offset tied to t...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore , which is also zero emissions but which has been superceded. Some paint companies will offer zero VOC paint but neglect to t...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...standard kit home is optimized for performance & energy efficiency, but to ensure sustainability also meets rigorous environmental standards to provide a high e...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...Zero Carbon (ZNC) by 2030, which is defined as an energy-efficient building that produces or procures enough carbon-free energy to offset its consumption. 6. ...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...carbon footprint of buildings, but the problem arises from the fact that the foundation of most tiny houses is not actually a foundation at all, it’s a set of w...