carbon footprint / Guides

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...carbon footprint and the amount of pollution generated compared to choosing the most affordable materials you could find. Similar choices can be made with woo...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...carbon footprint - which is embarrassingly high. As described on the Liberal Party website that outlines their new platform, this Home Renovation Incentive Pr...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...carbon footprint when combined with a clean source of interior air, like an air source heat pump. SANCO2 Suppliers: The SANCO2 is distributed by Small plane...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...carbon footprint of LEED Homes: While we were at it, we decided to have a look at the LEED criteria to see if it was feasible to achieve that certification as...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...carbon' investment in terms of the embodied energy of building materials. For our building envelope we will use Roxul mineral wool insulation, which has a hig...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...carbon footprint if that's your thing. The economics of tiny houses: They will for sure cost you less than a 'normal-sized' house, but when you calculate it...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...carbon buildings, and establishes five key components for the evaluation of building carbon footprints. In early February 2017, CaGBC launched the Zero Carbon...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...carbon footprint also comes into play. But regardless of which green countertop you're considering, the final choice is going to come down to a combination of a...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...carbon footprint. “ You can get so much more if you invest first in efficiency, ” says Reynolds. “ There are enough houses that are going net-zero energy by p...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...carbon footprint in terms of raw material extraction, manufacturing and transportation. As warm air touches windows it cools and drops. This creates an air ...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...carbon footprint of eco homes & sustainable construction ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Off Grid a...