Repurposed materials / Guides

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...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...materials , though Pierre expects that total to go up with the additions he has planned for the future. Level of satisfaction: Very satisfied. "There will a...

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...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...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 and...

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...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...materials diverts waste from landfills and reduces manufacturing, shipping and foresting. Depending on the quality and supplier, you may be able to save some mo...