Mass plywood panels / Guides

DLT Dowel Laminated Timber
Wood and organic materials

Two new options of mass timber panels

...massive assemblies offers a new type of structure (for floors, walls and roofs), with significant advantages over steel or concrete options. There are two products in that general family that have attracted our attention, as they enable longer spans than the traditional CLT, while requiring less wood: Mass plywoo...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Plywood walls instead of drywall: most of the interior surfaces, walls and cathedral ceiling are finished with plywood panels that are urea-formaldehyde free with zero VOC binders . Polished concrete floor: The decision to polish and seal the concrete slab as a finished floor means no additional wood flooring on the ...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...Panels SIPS wall panels on a timber frame home © Ecohome Foam SIPS usually consist of a panel made of polystyrene or urethane sandwiched between two sheets of OSB (Oriented Strand Board). While SIPS with a 5.5 inch foam core were considered a high performer less than a decade ago, increased thermal requiremen...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...mass, ' Earthships ' with greenhouses inside the home, and more. There was a great deal of experimentation going on in building innovative and green homes for the future, with the hope of drastically reducing the amount of energy that it takes to both build and run a home. This experimentation really was necessary, bec...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...mass, kitchen island and cabinets in low VOC & formaldehyde-free plywood with hardwearing UV finish , non-toxic quartz countertops , every effort having been made to ensure these homes have an exceptionally healthy indoor air quality . Passive Solar Homes: leading by design The spectacular picture window in this mo...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...mass by keeping it inside the building envelope can help regulate interior temperatures. There is also an increasing use of precast concrete in the building industry, which offers advantages in terms of environmental impact, cost and speed of construction and also low-carbon concrete from CarbonCure . Steel stands ou...