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EchoStone Housing specializes in an innovative building system that delivers low-cost, affordable, and sustainable housing solutions to communities across the globe. Linnean supported Echostone’s work by verifying their sustainability claims by conducting a comprehensive life-cycle carbon analysis and operational energy modeling of a single-family residence designed in Panama.

Linnean evaluated material alternatives and passive design solutions, and also evaluated solutions to reduce daily energy consumption through mechanical systems and passive designs. Linnean’s analysis of carbon emissions embodied in the building’s materials allowed EchoStone to quantify the environmental benefits of their design, as compared with conventional building materials and practices in the area.