This page includes research reports from the year long study covering cob wall performance in moisture control, temperature moderation, dew points, specific heat capacity, R Value, full energy analysis of solar thermal performance, energy profile, energy comparisons between Eco-Sense and a conventional BC residence, solar PV analysis, building code discussion,water usage, policy and barriers… nerdy stuff! In partnership with Cascadia Green Building Council, and generously sponsored by Van City and The Real Estate Foundation
Cascadia Report: Affordable, Sustainable Homes: Eco-Sense and the Future of Green Building affordable-sustainable-homes. (PDF)
Living Building Challenge
CASE STUDY: http://living-future.org/case-study/ecosense
The Living Building Challenge is an international green building rating system, that is the brainchild of Jason McLennan, CEO of Cascadia Green Building Council, and International Living Building Institute. This system is the greenest rating system internationally, whose focus is to strive to ensure the built environment is regenerative to the ecosystems that we share and live within. Eco Sense achieved Petal Certification in October 2010, and presently (as of Sept 2011) is the greenest home rated by the greenest rating system ever created.
Learn about the Living building Challenge (LBC 2.0) from a presentation that Ann and Gord delivered to their municipal Council, staff, and community members on April 23rd, 2012. Presentation is customized for the District of Highlands. It’s a big file. Download here: You can also go right to the LBC website or even join the LBC community here. https://ilbi.org/
- Site PR01 - Old and new covenant - map of change to covenant
- Energy PR04 Prerequisite 04 – Net Zero Energy
- Materials PR06 Prerequisite 06 – construction carbon footprint and another CarbonCalcBairds done by Christina Goodvin, Engineer
Policy wonks some might say, but we feel it is our strength to use reason and common sense to ehange and change policy. Below are some of the documents we have written to address policy (updated Sept 2011).
Website policy section also has lots of good information