Construction waste management / Guides

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...construction: Prior to construction, design and plan appropriate erosion control measures. The following measures must be implemented during the construction ...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...waste management: Prior to demolition of the old home, the following items were salvaged: windows and doors, hardwood floor, trim, kitchen cabinets, appliances ...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...waste during design, construction, operation, and end of life in order to conserve natural resources. The project team must create a Material Conservation Man...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...construction industry. The pioneers behind the council were David Gottfried, a construction manager and real estate developer, Michael Italiano, an environmenta...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...Construction Management and Engineering in England, where he also serves on their Innovation Construction Research Centre Advisory Board. Bernstein has an MBA i...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...construction. Steel stands out for its speed and efficiency in construction. It's relative light weight and ease of construction allows for a workforce about ...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

...waste plastic into ultra-clean, ultra-low sulphur fuel requiring no further refinement. Breaking down at various purities, this low-emission processing techni...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...construction waste responsibly in the Green Buillding Guide pages of Ecohome, North America's green building website .

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...construction waste. Shingles are the default roof covering, mostly because of price, but in a short time when you have to replace them, they won’t seem so che...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...waste is to plan ahead to keep it at a minimum; here are some suggestions on how you can do that: Design your house with reduced waste in mind by keeping th...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...waste that will be sent to a landfill. From a material conservation and sustainability point of view, that would always be our recommended course of action if t...