Green materials / Guides

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...materials and battery technology. So far, there have been several encouraging green building trends of 2020 that caught our attention, notably an increase in ...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...materials to escape without causing damage. Different types of insulation are included at different points in wall assemblies. For details and characteristics...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...greenery. And an automated system such as this also means your plants won't die of thirst due to forgetfulness. Green walls for living rooms © The Bahia Stu...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...green way - recyclability during its inevitable deconstruction. Building materials that have been spray-foamed have only one foreseeable resting place in their ...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...materials. How to calculate & compare the embodied carbon in building materials? The introduction of the free, open-access Embodied Carbon in Construction C...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...materials. For our building envelope we will use Roxul mineral wool insulation, which has a high embodied energy but superior durability compared to many othe...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...materials that water can pass through, and enough of it that it can store water until it is absorbed into the ground below. This means clean stone of various si...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...green' building product. Cost: Between $5 and $10 per sq. ft. Linoleum / Marmoleum: Marmoleum flooring by Forbo It's hard not to think of an old 50'...

Vapor retarder latex primer instead of polyethylene sheet
Air and vapour barriers

Replacing polyethylene vapour barriers with latex paint vapor control

...materials that are consistent with the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals and other industry sources. US perm rates for common materials ASHRAE Handbook Th...