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...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...Green eco homes have higher resale values A Green Homes study back in 2017 by the University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC) lo...

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...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...materials for green kitchen cabinets change greatly in price as they get greener, and other materials change dramatically. Regarding melamine alone, a sheet of ...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...