Recycled gypsum / Guides

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

...gypsum panels for an easier build and a lower carbon footprint. It's lightweight, made with synthetic gypsum and has recycled paper on both sides. In addition...

Air barriers are essential to a properly functioning wall system
Air and vapour barriers

What is an air barrier?

...gypsum board (drywall) is a very effective air barrier, so long as the joints are sealed with drywall compound and tape; and all junctions at the floor, roof an...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...gypsum plaster, was recycled. The site also needed careful attention to prevent erosion during construction, and plans were made early on the finished site fo...

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?

...recycled synthetic gypsum board , low-dust drywall compound and zero-VOC paints , you will protect workers and occupants health, it would also reduce your carbo...

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

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

...gypsum drywall with high recycled content Mineral-wool insulation , including the insulation used under the slab LED lighting fixtures and bulbs Interior ...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...recycled materials, acts as carbon storage and requires significantly less energy to manufacture than any batt insulation on the market. Not to mention it will ...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...recycled content, and ability to withstand moisture. However, the risk of moisture damage is much lower at the stud wall compared to against the concrete, so mi...