Green materials / Guides

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...green building materials standpoint, materials should be used in their most sensible manner, meaning it would be better if metal were kept in circulation and ap...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...Materials), the lifecycle of steel and concrete results in 26% to 31% more greenhouse gas emissions than that of wood. In effect, building with wood is a meas...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...green home building trend across the US and Canada, as you may have already seen on our pages or in the press. Economies of scale, the savings in materials and ...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...materials, recycled materials, food-safe surfaces , formaldehyde-free and low VOCs materials or that it is durable and long lasting (pushing back the replacemen...

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

...materials were hand sorted and brought to a recycling depot. New high performance building materials : Fibreglass-framed windows All MDF (medium density...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coating Non-toxic materials for walls & ceilings Materi...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...materials to build than large homes, and they consume less energy to operate. Ergo, smaller homes are ‘greener’ homes. At least most of the time… Tiny houses ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...materials in the first place. The EC3 tool from Skanska is a free-to-use tool that has a data base of materials that allows architects and designers to calcul...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...green kitchen countertops, and maintaining healthy indoor air quality , read about green kitchens here , in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable co...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...materials, you can learn more about green building materials that are natural, non-toxic and sustainable here: Buy hemp insulation in Canada & USA H...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...materials are converted into useable materials it sequesters carbon (acts as carbon storage), having a positive impact on the fight against climate change, of w...