Eco-friendly materials / Guides

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...materials. BREEAM certainly got a lot of building professionals thinking around the world. For those who think homes built to code in the USA & Canada are goo...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...Materials for high efficiency home construction here, or read all about eco-friendly Hemp Furniture Board here , or check out our Guide page about wood-frame co...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...materials you’ll find, are the ones that have been used before. There are businesses that specialize in reclaimed materials by purchasing their stock from old b...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...materials and insisting on better value for money from our hard-earned dollars. If we want a better Green Home, we are the ones who have to make that happen - a...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...materials and farming. Hemp based Insulation Manufacturing facility in Canada © Nature Fibres As a crop, hemp requires no pesticides or insecticides and...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...materials to be rustproof and corrosion resistant for long life. Stage 4: Char Burning – the cozy warm glow from embers - perfect for smores! This is the ...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...materials: Re-using or repurposing building materials, where it makes sense. Use old boards as strapping as long as there are enough, that they are of goo...

Quarantine DIY Projects to do with Kids - Refinishing Wood
Interiors

Home improvement projects to do with kids - Refinishing wood

...materials at times but a lot of stuff is available on the web; here are some tips on finding tools and building supplies online . Please stay home. The less w...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

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