Recycled 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

...Recycled concrete for foundations and slab floors : Concrete production is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions; buying concrete with a percentage of recyc...

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...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...recycled materials. So check this out for a fun recipe to try in the kitchen - crush and mix together 600 glass bottles, 250 porcelain plates, 150 porcelain cup...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...materials that could be used again, but when buyers can’t find sellers, otherwise usable materials are being sent to a land fill. There is a growing amount of u...

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...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

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

building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...Recycled wood pallets were chosen as the primary material for this feature garden as they were a commonly available material that everyone would recognize but b...

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...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...materials. This meant substituting materials such as plastic, rubber and glue for natural and renewable materials wherever possible. HOW WILL CROWDFUNDING HEL...

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...materials when you look at the big picture. While it may work fine in a moderate climate, slugging it out through a Canadian winter in a metal box may not be th...