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Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...reused and save a bunch of money. Sanding, caulking and paint can bring them back good as new. Bricks and masonry: Putting materials with high thermal mass in...

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...reused as small pieces. Used material websites: More builders all the time are taking advantage of the web to unload materials, often for free, if for no reas...

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

...materials such as porcelain, glass and mirrors. They are manufactured using non-toxic and environmentally-friendly resins that are GreenGuard certified. Anoth...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...materials in the first place. The EC3 tool from Skanska is a free-to-use tool that has a data base of materials that allows architects and designers to calcul...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...reused materials. All existing millwork, plumbing and electrical fixtures, doors and windows from the existing house were recycled through ‘Habitat for Humani...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...materials reduce emissions The use of plant-sourced raw materials also brings another major advantage: bio-based materials allow carbon sequestration! For exa...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

...materials found on Craigslist and salvaged from the landfill, Jenine Alexander built herself this super affordable Tiny House. Since first building this sweet l...

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...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

Though we all diligently cart our plastic to the curb for recycling, the sad reality is that only about 7% of it is commercially viable for recycling, the rest...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...materials. He’s not too put off by that, but one downside he speaks of is that the system (not the delivered water) doesn’t smell that great on occasion. But st...

"The Boneyard" in Arizona, the world’s biggest aircraft graveyard
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Old airplane fuselage is finding a new life as recycled building material.

...materials. © Bio-Luminum CoveringsETC is now able to melt the reclaimed aluminum into blocks which are then sliced into tiles much lik...