carbon footprint / Guides

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

...Carbon Footprint of Buildings with The EC3 Calculator Carbon footprint versus life cycle analysis For its part, the carbon footprint focuses only on the g...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Carbon and Carbon Footprint. Manufacturers have different methods to mitigate these impacts, and all of these materials have complex life cycles. For a meanin...

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...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...carbon emissions than a lot of people might think, consequently home location is one one of the biggest variables in your personal carbon footprint. The avera...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...footprints are so heavy residential areas, it is important to take steps to mitigate that as much as possible. All the information necessary to build a green ho...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...carbon storage and requires significantly less energy to manufacture than any batt insulation on the market. Not to mention it will likely get you additional LE...

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

...carbon footprint. It's lightweight, made with synthetic gypsum and has recycled paper on both sides. In addition, we used CGC Dust Control® Brand Drywall Comp...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Carbon Program takes into account the intrinsic carbon footprint of the building itself, and that caused by the building's operation. It also brings value in it...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...carbon footprint, so they don’t always equate to being an eco-friendly green home. Read more here about the downsides of tiny houses . But our biggest beef with...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...carbon dioxide to form calcium carbonate (CaCo³) and calcium silicate (CaSiO³) which acts to harden the blocks. The reaction occurs in a closed chamber at a mod...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...footprint,” says Mike Lapaine, Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Bluewater Health. “This is very much aligned with Bluewater Health’s Miss...