Green materials / Guides

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Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...green. New and recycled building materials: Cost: First of all you need to determine whether or not you can afford a particular product. If you've made it...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...materials , building with shipping pallets and how to dispose of construction waste responsibly in the Green Buillding Guide pages of Ecohome, North America's g...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...green residential construction standards in the country. "Our goal is to take current green residential building standards to the next level by employing some...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

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

Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...Materials were collected and stored in their yard while the wood dried and plans were finalized. All said and done, a good portion of the materials for this pro...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...materials suited to the climate. A green roof, heat-mirror triple glazing, solar shading, passive ventilation and daylighting, and a geothermal system are just ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...Green Home certification... To view a selection of North America's best Green Homes, see here , and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Gre...

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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...materials , and healthy, eco-friendly countertops , healthy zero-vox paints . Read more in the Ecohome building guide, North America's trusted resource for gree...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...materials: By re-using existing building materials and buying locally, you just became part of the green building trend. As we have said, green building start...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

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