Reclaimed materials / Guides

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...reclaimed such as the exterior brick and structural timbers. Numerous locally sourced materials are incorporated. And some components are cutting-edge technolog...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...Reclaimed lumber and building materials Naikoon Contracting Ltd. is an award winning design-build company specializing in green residential projects. Founde...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...Reclaimed wood flooring: Depending on your taste and what you do with it, reclaimed wood can give you a floor with a lot of character. You can find and reuse ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...reclaimed and local materials: By re-using existing building materials and buying locally, you just became part of the green building trend. As we have said, ...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...reclaimed windows. For Greenhouse's in Kit form online with delivery, or Greenhouse construction materials, see here Ventilation: At this moment, two sm...

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...materials you could find. Similar choices can be made with wood – you can use reclaimed barn boards, FSC-Certified lumber, or wood reclaimed from river bottom...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Reclaimed and recycled materials, including a Silestone Cosentino Eco Line quartz countertop made with porcelain plates, bottles, and mirrors A wood ceiling m...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...reclaimed timber could also be an Eco-Friendly Shou sugi ban choice, as the burnt finish should equalize out the color differences of reclaimed timber planks. ...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...materials needed to build or renovate a Green sustainable home with non-toxic materials in the EcoHome Guides here , on USA & Canada's favorite Green Sustainabl...

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

...reclaimed doors and cabinets to earn points in the Materials & Resources category. It was a great exercise that made us realize that the steps we took to get ou...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

Though we all diligently cart our plastic to the curb for recycling, the sad reality is that only about 7% of it is commercially viable for recycling, the rest...