Construction waste management / Guides

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...waste management, first determine just what services are available in your municipality so you can sort your waste properly. Not all collection and disposal ser...

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 ...

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...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...management, we don’t have any more time to waste. Any solution needs to be scalable, and EPS foam insulation may well be such a solution if we continue to work ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...construction is a hot new trend for 2020 - see The Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020 SmartMarket Report by Dodge Data & Analytics here ) but we belie...

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

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...construction and also low-carbon concrete from CarbonCure . Steel stands out for its speed and efficiency in construction. It's relative light weight and ease...

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 .

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 ...

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...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...management & water-permeable landscaping Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the be...

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...