Using reclaimed materials / Guides

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 suppli...

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

...using industry. Read more here about other hemp building materials on the market and why they are sustainable. Hardwood flooring companies will on occas...

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...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...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 have ...

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 reuse ...

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...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...reclaimed windows. For Greenhouse's in Kit form online with delivery, or Greenhouse construction materials, see here Ventilation: At this moment, two sm...

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, carbon r...

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 Cosentino Eco Line quartz countertop made with porcelain plates, bottles, and mirrors A wood ceiling m...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...materials needed to build or renovate a Green sustainable home with non-toxic materials in the EcoHome Guides here , on USA & Canada's favorite Green Sustainabl...