carbon footprint / Guides

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 Compound which meant we were exposed to less airborne particles during sanding than we would have been with other brands. Watch more EcoHome Green Building vi...

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 its own specific ways; the state-of-the-art monitoring includes energy-intensity indicators enabling building operators or homeowners to be more aware of peak-hou...

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...Carbon-offset schemes & carbon reduction by helping whale populations and how they can help offset the carbon footprint of eco homes & sustainable construction ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : All about natural swimming pools & ponds Compare the Carbon F...

Reduced carbon concrete Patio blocks and CMU
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 moderate temperature (60° C or lower) and at ambient pressure. Solidia’s concrete also hardens in less than 24 hours compared to conventional concrete, which takes...

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

...carbon housing. This of course begs the question, what is low carbon housing? Well…for new homes being built that would mean conducting a full carbon lifecycle analysis during home design , so that everything – and I mean everything – is on the table for design alterations to reduce the carbon foot print of homes. Th...

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 the S1600 was calculated to be 10.6 tons of carbon. Compare that to a code-built house with the same size and lifecycle, and that is powered with the same energy source (hydroelectricity), which would have a total carbon footprint of 61 tons. That means a savings of over 50 tons of carbon that will ...

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 Mission to create exemplary healthcare experiences for patients and families every time.” By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for ...

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 Bordynuik, President & CEO. There is no question that what we are talking about here is still burning fossil fuels. The difference in this case, is that these f...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...carbon footprint of homes to mitigate the effects of climate change, there is still the issue of what is the most affordable heating system for a house, and the most sustainable for the future. Is buying a new gas furnace a good idea? A gas furnace may last anywhere from 15 to 30 years, but the average life expecta...

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...carbon and carbon-storage concrete solutions . There are many new innovations in concrete manufacturing in the pipeline that significantly reduce the carbon emissions; check whether any low carbon ready-mix concrete suppliers are available near you now , with luck they are already, and if not they may be soon. ICF wa...

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 tiny houses would be the F250 Super Duty truck you need to pull it around, because there aren’t a lot of places where you can park and live in a tiny house. ...