Hemp insulation in Canada / Guides

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

...ing of asbestos, but those mining and manufacturing facilities are closing their doors due to the associated health risks. Nature Fibres brings a badly needed economic boost to this old mining region, both in manufacturing hemp based building materials and farming. Hemp based Insulation Manufacturing facility in Ca...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...inge product; rather, it is becoming a more accessible mainstream building product, most notably as hemp-batt insulation , and also hemp boards for cabinetry. Why choose hemp building materials? The growing and harvesting of hemp is a far more sustainable process than harvesting wood for use as building products, d...

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

...ing products such as hemp flooring are gaining in popularity for those who want healthy homes with sustainable eco-friendly building materials. Hemp is a very sustainable crop given the quick growing time and the amount of carbon sequestered in hemp building products. A hemp crop goes from seed to ready-to-harvest in a...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...ing insulation materials , f ind pages about sustainable and healthy green building techniques here : Where to find hemp batt insulation in Canada and the U.S. Choosing the right insulation for walls, roofs, slabs & basements How to maintain healthy indoor air quality in homes How to find formal...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...insulation than fiberglass. Hemp insulation: Hemp batt insulation © Nature Fibres Recycled content: Hemp is a natural and renewable material, making hemp batt insulation (and hemp boards) a very sustainable building material. As it is a newly emerging raw building material, no market for recycled materials ...

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

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

...ing a healthier home. Find other natural building products such as : Hemp insulation Natural Earth Paints Non-toxic natural finishing oil for wood that protect indoor air quality And to see more guide page in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...ineered joists will bring you a net savings in the end with time and labour. Engineered floor joists are like roof trusses, a web of 2x4’s. Consequently running plumbing and wiring through those existing openings is a lot quicker than drilling hundreds of holes, so even just financially speaking it makes sense. That ...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...ing materials comes from natural building products such as strawbales, wood for framing , cellulose insulation , hemp insulation , insulated wood fiberboard panels , MDF panels made from rice , and other wood products such as formaldehyde-free OSB or plywood . There is a growing trend in the green home building indus...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...in a minimally-insulated Canadian Earthship you will be dumping heat into the ground without insulation under floors anytime the indoor temperature rises to about 7° Celsius, which is pretty much every house in Canada one would hope. According to Reynolds, the key to the 'Thermal Wrap' design is putting the insulatio...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...in my bones. For the first time, I was trying to lift something with my own hands, instead of just making relatively easy lifestyle choices or pointing fingers at government. But others still carry most of the weight. Building a sustainable house is our small contribution, and nothing I’d been whining about is as inc...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...ing exterior insulation Also, if installing a final finish to exterior walls over additional wall insulation, see our page on how to install exterior siding so walls can dry . Attaching insulation with metal screws Above are a couple of ways to attach exterior insulation and maintain the highest possible R va...