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...

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.

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...

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...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...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...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...materials . How carbonized wood finish is made: Wooden boards are burnt on each side, which is usually done with a blowtorch . Using a stiff brush, ca...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Reclaimed and recycled materials, including a Silestone Eco Line quartz countertop made with porcelain plates, bottles, and mirrors A wood ceiling made from...

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