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, see here Ventilation: At this moment, two small fans provide the necessary fresh air and moisture removal. The installation of a ventilation syst...

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...

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...

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

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

...materials standpoint, materials should be used in their most sensible manner, meaning it would be better if metal were kept in circulation and applied to a use ...