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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...Carbon footprint of homes To combat climate change and rising global temperatures, it is essential that carbon emissions from homes and buildings be reduced. ...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

...carbon footprint analysis) from the P2O stack test were lower than what would be produced by the same test on a natural gas furnace of similar size. John Bord...

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...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...carbon footprint from transportation is quite reasonable given that it is light-weight and can be made very thin - so a lot packs into a shipping container. Cor...

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...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Straw does that two ways - by being a very energy-efficient wall, and secondly, its raw materials act as carbon storage. ...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...carbon footprint might be better if you settled for a 16 or 17 kWh (still extremely high performance home) and put that extra money into something like a Prius ...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...carbon footprint. Here are some questions to ask that can help you determine the true ecological cost of an item: Where was it made? There are a lot of reason...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...carbon footprint and improving a building's comfort level. It may look easy to go buy some packs of rigid insulation panels down at the local hardware store and...

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...

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...