Recycled building materials / Guides

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...recycled building materials: Cost: First of all you need to determine whether or not you can afford a particular product. If you've made it this far it mean...

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

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...building materials Doors: Exterior doors from the past might be best left alone, since they are part of your building envelope and should be well-insulated an...

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...

building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...Building with shipping pallets © b Sq. Design Studio With interior and exterior climbable walls, plenty of counter space, a 12 foot roof deck and two door openi...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...building materials: Re-using or repurposing building materials, where it makes sense. Use old boards as strapping as long as there are enough, that they a...

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

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...recycled content? The inclusion of recycled materials in new products is a significant variable in an LCA, especially in the case of products from non-renewab...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...recycled materials such as porcelain, glass and mirrors. They are manufactured using non-toxic and environmentally-friendly resins that are GreenGuard certified...

The Hemloft, Joel Allen's secret treehouse near Whistler, BC
Tiny house

This Cool treehouse near Whistler, BC became a global sensation because it used recycled materials off Craigslist!

...recycled materials. After 2 months of filling his home with thousands of dollars worth of recycled materials donated through Craigslist, Joel Allen finally ha...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...building materials standpoint, materials should be used in their most sensible manner, meaning it would be better if metal were kept in circulation and applied ...

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

...building products such as hemp flooring are gaining in popularity for those who want healthy homes with sustainable eco-friendly building materials. Hemp is a v...

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

...building materials The basis of a low-carbon home design strategy involves sourcing natural building materials that are as locally-produced as possible to whe...