The Carbon Elephant in the Room: Natural Buildings as a Solution to the Carbon Problem

chris-head-shotIn the sixth and final event of the 2016 Speaker Series, Chris Magwood from The Endeavour Centre will be giving an informative talk on buildings and their carbon footprint, and how natural buildings are a viable solution to the carbon problem. If you are a homeowner, builder or designer, or would just like to learn more about natural buildings, you are encouraged to come out to the Cobourg Community Centre on November 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Some refreshments will be provided. Q&A to follow. This is a FREE event, however donations are appreciated. Please RSVP to sustainablecobourg@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Making a building is all about making choices. These choices number in the thousands… different materials, assemblies, systems and finishes all compete for the builder’s attention and dollars. Making a more sustainable building – one that is better for the occupants and for the planet – requires a builder to use decision-making criteria that go beyond the conventional. Issues like carbon footprint, energy efficiency, toxicity, ecological impact and resilience need to be considered.

This presentation looks at the builder’s decision-making process through all of these new criteria and presents a criteria matrix to help you map out a path to the new home or renovation that you really want.

Hosted by Sustainable Cobourg, a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability in Cobourg and surrounding areas.

About Sustainable Cobourg

Sustainable Cobourg is a citizens group in Cobourg, Ontario who advocate for more sustainable ways of living by organizing local environmental projects, educating and increasing the public's understanding of the environment and its importance.
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