Recycled wood / Guides

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 glass countertops are made of small pieces of glass suspended in a binder of resin or cement. They are very durable and can contain up to 85% recycled ...

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

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...wood products from sustainably managed sources, and most wood product suppliers now offer a wide range of FSC-certified products. Wood stands out as an environm...

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...

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?

...wood ceiling. The aesthetics of drywall compared to wood ceilings: Clearly my bias has been established; I like wood ceilings . I find those moments when yo...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...wood and expanded polystyrene which achieve an insulation value of R-42. These walls are structural engineered wood columns coated with Pink Wood, a non-toxic c...

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

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...recycled content and is it recyclable at the end of its life: Purchasing products with recycled content saves natural resources. Purchasing products that are re...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...wood siding products Composite wood siding © Céline Lecomte Composite wood refers to the repurposing of waste wood into usable sidin...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...wood decking come from a deconstructed 1940s Ottawa-area air force hanger. Salvaged materials are combined with new factory-finished wood siding, renewable so...

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

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

...wood. You can easily frame a wooden roof to carry the added weight of soil on a green roof, and wood is renewable, usually local, and more sustainably harvested...

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...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...wood. Even if you follow the suggestions above, you will likely end up needing a dumpster for all but the smallest of projects. Look for private or municipa...