Materials in building / Guides

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...building materials (PCMs) and how they can be incorporated into buildings to improve energy-efficiency by harnessing a naturally-occurring physical reality, 'th...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...invested in high performance windows is money you will likely recoup in savings. However, building a seasonal out building or greenhouse from recycled windows i...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...inishes and it's performance are decided upon. 2. Find a suitable building lot for a green home Finding the right building lot when building a new sustainab...

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

...ining region, both in manufacturing hemp based building materials and farming. Hemp based Insulation Manufacturing facility in Canada © Nature Fibres As...

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?

...ing the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing in and conditioning the interior air in ho...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...ing the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing in and conditioning the interior air in ho...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...ine or bromine, flame retardants have without a doubt saved lives by giving us valuable time to exit burning buildings, but those same chemicals are finding the...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...inishing trim will mean less dust during construction and it will eliminate future off-gassing. Read more here about choosing non-toxic building materials to pr...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...building materials from ending up in landfills, and from a financial perspective, both parties win here. Rather than paying to remove and dispose of building ma...

HOUS.E+ by Polifactory
Wall assemblies - new construction

Rammed earth house

...ing only materials found within 100 miles of the city. One contender in that contest was a home designed largely using materials from the building site itself. ...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

...ing materials found on Craigslist and salvaged from the landfill, Jenine Alexander built herself this super affordable Tiny House. Since first building this swe...