Affordable, Sustainable Homes: Eco-Sense and the Future of Green Building


Here is link to the Cascadia report on Eco-Sense.  One year Research Project funded by a grant from Vancity and the Real Estate Foundation.  Gord and Ann have over 425 hours into this…250 of which was volunteer…we missed our summer.

Affordable, Sustainable Homes: Eco-Sense and the Future of Green Building  (Written for the public.)

Also a link to the Technical Report  which served as the basis for the Cascadia report.  Written by Gord Baird, Christina Goodvin of Goodvin Desgins, and Ann Baird.  Lots of graphs, tables, and building science analysis for the earthen walls in four seasons (temperature, humidity, dew point),  full technical analysis of sustainable energy systems (solar PV, Solar Thermal, wood gassification), full policy report, full water analysis (grey water, rain water harvesting, composting toilets, water balance tables, and more).

See research page on blog  for all the individual reports (water, solar PV, building code, wall performance, and energy comparison reports)

2 responses to “Affordable, Sustainable Homes: Eco-Sense and the Future of Green Building

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this immensely important wealth of information with the natural, alternative, green building community! In appreciation – Cindy

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to create a road for others like you to be able to walk through. We do need more sustainable homes like this and we do need the code to be updated to include far superior technologies regardless of their age.
    Posted by Nina Perez – http://www.bailavancouver.com

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