carbon footprint / Guides

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...carbon footprint and embodied energy through manufacturing, so even the greenest of the green will have some measurable impact. It takes energy to save energy, ...

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...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...carbon footprint by as much as 90% Chosen EV Charger Brand : Rematek energy charging station for electric vehicles Wastewater treatment / Septic system ...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...carbon footprint, not reducing it. All of Quebec is on renewable power, as is much of British Columbia and a growing percentage of many other provinces. Clean...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...carbon footprint modelling information tools – which is enabling increased adoption of prefabrication. In order to better understand the main drivers and obst...

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 ...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...carbon footprint than concrete. Open web floor joists are ideal in covered timber frame construction © Draesel Construction of Calgary Engineered lumb...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...carbon footprint of homes with renewable energy. Find other articles & information on renewable energy systems here : Solar air heated radiant floor for...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...carbon footprint since it comes from Asia, and there have been questions raised regarding working conditions for those in the industry. Cost: Between $3 and $...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...carbon footprint? Wouldn’t it make more sense to encourage the maximum number of buildings to achieve a certain threshold of energy efficiency rather than creat...

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...