Waste management / Guides

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...waste management, first determine just what services are available in your municipality so you can sort your waste properly. Not all collection and disposal ser...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...waste management planning: Investigate and document local options for diversion (e.g. recycling, reuse) of all anticipated major constituents of the project w...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...waste management: Prior to demolition of the old home, the following items were salvaged: windows and doors, hardwood floor, trim, kitchen cabinets, appliances ...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...waste during design, construction, operation, and end of life in order to conserve natural resources. The project team must create a Material Conservation Man...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Waste produced METAL +53% +23% +74% +247% +14% -21% CONCRETE: 120% +50% +115% +114% +93% +37% What about recycled co...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Management Program in August of 1998. Administered in Canada by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and around the world by a growing network of non-pro...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

...waste plastic into ultra-clean, ultra-low sulphur fuel requiring no further refinement. Breaking down at various purities, this low-emission processing techni...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...waste. Much of the materials available online come from decommissioned commercial buildings rather than houses, as the quantities available are worth the effo...

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?

...waste that will be sent to a landfill. From a material conservation and sustainability point of view, that would always be our recommended course of action if t...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...waste, green buildings can also lower building costs and create a building that holds its value for longer than comparable non-green buildings. Creation of Gr...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...waste. Shingles are the default roof covering, mostly because of price, but in a short time when you have to replace them, they won’t seem so cheap. And as th...