When designing a single family home in Canada, what is the best type of framing to use in order to reduce carbon emissions/ embodied energy/ wasted material? Is traditional stick frame with dimensional lumber better than using engineered studs/joists (LVL or LSL)? Assuming the engineered lumber has greater strength and depth spans, does this offset the higher embodied energy to produce the engineering vs traditional lumber?
Is cross laminated lumber to heavy to frame a cantilevered room?
Posted by Teresa Pfiffner May 20, 2020 Wood and organic materials 1 Responses
What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?
Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020 Wood and organic materials 1 Responses
What's the best way to organize a fridge to reduce food waste and spoiling?
Posted by Rj Pierson June 30, 2022 Lifestyle and environment 1 Responses
In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside?
Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019 Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses
Is there a safe MDF? formaldehyde & anti-fungicide free, etc? Or a green sealant?
Posted by Elize St Charles May 23, 2020 Wood and organic materials 1 Responses
What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?
Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019 Windows and doors 1 Responses