Materials / Discussions

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on a geodesic dome ecohome?

...materials needed per square foot and even distribution of heating/cooling outweigh the complicated shape and difficult insulation? Thanks, Tyler C.

Posted by Tyler Chidester Dec. 12, 2019, 4 a.m. Concept and design 0 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 such as hardwood or other flooring materials, and if done with non-toxic sealant like a concrete densifier, the result is an affordable, healthy and e...

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...materials , I still think there is tremendous potential for material phase changes to be used for energy efficiency , there are just no mainstream products read...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...materials , but first let’s start with the right amount of insulation . Can you tell us what climate zone you are building in, or simply what area please? I'd b...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?

...materials, carbon footrprint being similar, however, LBC also places focus on Biophilic designs (connecting the dwellers with nature through various ways) and a...

Posted by Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m. Green building certifications 4 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

How you vent a metal roof?

Hi, I live in Nova Scotia, Canada - Climate Zone 6 - and am considering installing a through-fastened steel roof (panels 36'wide cut to length). My house has...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

How do you do a Vapour Barrier in a Dense Pack Cellulose Wall?

...materials can be classified differently depending on their moisture permeability. You will find that various products have spec sheets available online that wil...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...materials, and it worked fine, but it was pretty labor intensive. It may cost about the same to go with something like Cascadia Clips to install the insulation ...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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