Choosing building materials / Guides

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coating Non-toxic materials for walls & ceilings Materi...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coating Non-toxic materials for walls & ceilings Materi...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...building materials around the globe, particularly something as weighty as granite. It is for this reason that the credit MR5 in the Materials and Resources cate...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...Choosing healthy and durable flooring materials Choosing green kitchen countertops Wood or metal siding for exterior cladding Fiberglass window frames W...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...building materials Where most building materials have a ‘carbon footprint’, meaning the amount of embodied energy required to extract raw materials and manufa...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...building techniques in general, visit the EcoHome Sustainable Green Building Guide Pages here .

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...materials. Read more about protecting indoor air quality with non-toxic interior furnishings and choosing non-toxic building materials in the Ecohome Green Bu...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...materials, recycled materials, food-safe surfaces , formaldehyde-free and low VOCs materials or that it is durable and long lasting (pushing back the replacemen...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...building codes, building materials, and how we condition our homes. These changes mean homes are better insulated, more airtight and, most importantly, with bet...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...choosing sustainable roofing materials, one of the most ecologically disastrous materials in the building materials market is also one of the most common - asph...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...building materials like high performance insulation, you can eliminate many tons of greenhouse gas emissions from your building materials as well as during the ...