July 17, 2024

The Elephant in the Room: Deconstruction Reduces Embodied Carbon

Carbon Wise embraces deconstruction over demolition. Reusing materials instead of manufacturing new ones reduces embodied carbon and promotes the circular economy.

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June 13, 2024

Finding the Best SIP Manufacturers

Focus on the quality, reputation, and reliability of a SIPs manufacturer rather than just their location. A manufacturer far away may still provide better products, service, and value compared to local options.

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April 26, 2024

Enercept Customized SIPs: The Easiest Way to Build Green

Enercept has been building homes with customizable SIP construction longer than almost anyone else. They embrace creative, sustainable design.

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April 9, 2024

Pearl Home Certification: Leading the Way to High Performance

Pearl Home Certification uses an app to carry contractors through certification, renovations, and then recertification—prioritizing efficiency features along the way.

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March 29, 2023

Green Concrete: The Foundation for a Sustainable Home

New, green concrete options are emerging to help lower the embodied carbon of homes and buildings and achieve global climate goals.

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December 7, 2021

Low-Cost, High-Value Opportunities to Reduce Embodied Carbon in Buildings

The top building material categories that account for most embodied carbon in home construction include concrete, rebar, insulation, glazing, and finishes. There are proven low-embodied-carbon solutions that can be broken down into three main categories: whole-building design, one-for-one material substitution, and specification. In general, whole-building design solutions can drive the greatest embodied carbon savings along with following low-embodied-carbon best practices throughout the building design and construction process.

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