Using reclaimed materials / Guides

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

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

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

The rise of urban logging

...using reclaimed materials and tree milled on site © Colleen Mahoney

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...Reclaimed doors Pros : Reusing materials diverts waste from landfills and reduces manufacturing, shipping and foresting. Depending on the quality and s...

Shipping container home
Tiny house

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...using makes complete sense on the surface, but may not be the best use of materials when you look at the big picture. While it may work fine in a moderate clima...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

...using the resources they will need to clean up our mess. Perhaps technologies like this will help lessen the burden.

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...reclaimed such as the exterior brick and structural timbers. Numerous locally sourced materials are incorporated. And some components are cutting-edge technolog...

building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...using it as their mobile support office. At the completion of the show the "Plug and Play - the Pallet Garden" display will be dismantled, the pallets will be r...

Naturally finished red oak floors
Flooring and stairs

Flooring material options

...Reclaimed wood flooring: Depending on your taste and what you do with it, reclaimed wood can give you a floor with a lot of character. You can find and reu...

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Food production

Growing food indoors

Introducing BioCity's indoor vertical veggie garden. This beautiful installation made with reclaimed wine bottles allows you to grow arugula, chard, strawberri...

Concept, design and architecture

Efficient home design

...Using reclaimed and local materials: By re-using existing building materials and buying locally, you just became part of the green building trend. As we ha...

Choosing between renovating and rebuilding
Wall assemblies - renovation

Renovating or tearing down and starting over

...materials as well as the amount of waste that will be sent to a landfill. From a material conservation and sustainability point of view, that would always be ou...

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