Used building materials / Guides

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...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 used building materials t...

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

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...used building materials Doors: Exterior doors from the past might be best left alone, since they are part of your building envelope and should be well-insulat...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...building products such as hemp flooring are gaining in popularity for those who want healthy homes with sustainable eco-friendly building materials. Hemp is a v...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...building product, most notably as hemp-batt insulation , and also hemp boards for cabinetry. Why choose hemp building materials? The growing and harvesting ...

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 they a...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...building practices are helping to increase the use of wood. However, the acceptance of engineered structural materials by building codes could also contribute t...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...used for the concrete floors and counters, and untreated silk and hemp fabric was used for the curtains. The client was equally interested in environmentally ...

Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...materials for this project were not only local, they came from within 5 feet of the building site. The whole process of building this backyard studio (which B...

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

...building materials The basis of a low-carbon home design strategy involves sourcing natural building materials that are as locally-produced as possible to whe...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...building materials Where most building materials have a ‘carbon footprint’, meaning the amount of embodied energy required to extract raw materials and manufa...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...used as feedstock due to a lack of nutritional value. Anytime organic waste materials are converted into useable materials it sequesters carbon (acts as carbon ...