Repurposed building materials / Guides

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...

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...

Shipping container home
Tiny house

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...building constructed without highly conductive materials extending into interior division walls. 2. Recyclability: Metal is infinitely recy...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...materials is the holy grail of green building, so go for it whenever you can, especially in finishing where there is no structural integrity or insulation perfo...

Naturally finished red oak floors
Flooring and stairs

Flooring material options

...Repurposed red pine floor © Ecohome If you pull flooring up carefully by prying pieces up where they are nailed and take care not to break the tongues...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...building is wood-framed, 20’ x 40’ and 16 feet high inside. The north wall is buried about 6 feet deep and made with 310 old tires that are filled with sand. Th...

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