EcoSmartâ„¢ is a not-for-profit society that helps the building industry innovate and adopt new technologies that are both ecologically and economically smart.
The EcoSmartâ„¢ Concrete Project aims to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the production of Portland cement for use in concrete construction by partially replacing the Portland cement with an optimum amount of supplementary cementing material (SCM).
EcoSmart Concrete is optimized to achieve the least environmental impact with no adverse affect on construction schedule and costs, or on the quality and performance of the concrete.
When a new single family home is built in Canada, about three tonnes of construction waste are created. When that home is demolished, another 120 tonnes of waste are produced – thatâ€™s 6 fully loaded garbage trucks!
According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, 40% of children will develop asthma and other respiratory diseases – in part because of the poor air quality in our homes.
Canadians are the largest consumers of energy in the world, per person. For instance, a typical Greater Vancouver family spends $1,700 each year on energy in the home.
The average Canadian household uses approximately 7,000 litres of water every week? Thatâ€™s enough to fill 24 bathtubs!
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LEEDTM Green Building Rating System evaluates the overall environmental performance of buildings over its entire life cycle. It is a standardized system designed for rating new and existing commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifies wood that has been produced in a way that is environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the worldâ€™s forests.
The Environmental Choice Program is Environment Canada s ecolabelling program. The EcoLogo is the Program s official symbol of certification.
Products that display the EcoLogo have met a set of third-party verified environmental performance criteria for energy efficiency, reduction of hazardous by-products, use of recycled materials, and reusability.
Play your part. Find out how BC Hydro Power Smart can save you energy and money.
A multi-faceted program designed to help business and consumers reduce energy consumption.