Materials / Discussions

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...materials, manufacturing and transportation of finished products. Both are made of recycled materials. So, the difference is mostly about ease and speed of inst...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...materials. We have asked the company to confirm this and we will update the page as soon as we hear back from them. For choosing flooring materials, there are...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

How do I sell my construction materials?

...materials online, the following page can help you figure out how and were you can do that regionally - Where to buy and sell used building materials I hope ...

Posted by Eshwari Chauke April 20, 2020, 3:04 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 2 Responses

Do you buy used building materials if they are in good condition?

...materials, even if you only get a few bucks for them it's better than sending them to a landfill. Check out the page below, it has a list of a few places that w...

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

...materials, but if you're looking to buy or sell un-used building materials online or materials reclaimed from home renovations and demolitions, this page will g...

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

...materials that aren’t plywood means you will need to use solid wood , and pine has terpenes which are a natural volatile organic compound (VOC), so hypersensiti...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses

Do you buy leftover lumber?

...materials online , the following page can help you figure out how and were you can do that regionally - Where to buy and sell used building materials I hope...

Posted by Marty Clinton Sept. 23, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

...materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...materials on the web but can't seem to find suppliers in my area. What do you suggest? If you’re doing basement repairs after a flood, before you start shopping...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...materials / kits. All of the prefab eco-friendly modular kit houses in our Kit home pages are available in Quebec, Ontario and Northern States such as New York ...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...materials for the house so I can gage out cost. And if i can have all my water and pluming in the floor with my heating system and can place the massive walls o...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...materials or cost comparisons? There are a variety of products and techniques, I’m glad you found our relevant pages but I will still go over some general infor...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Are Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels good?

...materials, but haven't seen a lot of passive houses built with these materials. Is there a reason why? They seem to be a pretty efficient method of building hou...

Posted by Dallin Sumpter Feb. 21, 2019, 2:46 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 5 Responses

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...materials which are low voc and non-toxic without having to compromise with BPA content and formaldehyde etc. The installer needs to use epoxy to attach the und...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...materials, more external walls to heat, and a bigger ecological footprint. Please explain, thanks. Your question raises pertinent points. Basements are certai...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...materials used for construction here – Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close Engineered lumber will usually make use of wood tha...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...materials, due to the conductivity of concrete . This is a simple fact of physics. Enough sub-slab insulation can be added so that it is possible to feel comfor...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...materials (concrete, block and brick) atop one another, which are typically exterior wall materials. In my case, this is how my cold room was built and what i c...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses