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Home - Eco Finishing. Eco-Building Resource - Canada's Green Building Supply Source. Kitchen Sink Design and Choices - Handcrafted Kitchens. Everyone needs a sink in their handmade kitchen, some people have two.

Kitchen Sink Design and Choices - Handcrafted Kitchens

It’s an essential item and has to be practical but it doesn’t have to look boring or utilitarian; there are many sinks on the market that will ensure your bespoke kitchen has the ‘wow factor’. Eco-Friendly Drywall Alternative. Aside from Of Houses and Trees, I also write content for a few other architecturally-minded blogs.

Eco-Friendly Drywall Alternative

One subject I’ve written quite a bit about lately is the building material magnesium oxide board (MgO board). If you’ve never heard of it, it’s essentially an eco-friendly drywall alternative. And, of course, as soon as I see the phrase “eco-friendly alternative” I get all giddy and start geeking out. It looks like we’re going to build our Our House in the Trees next spring. (Fingers crossed!) Note that this post contains affiliate links, meaning if you click on a link and make a purchase a small percentage of the sale goes to yours truly. Biobased Insulation Warms up the Windy City. The sound of hammers and saws fill the air in Chicago, as renovation and construction are once again booming.

Biobased Insulation Warms up the Windy City

Inside the new or renovated homes and buildings, cabinets, light fixtures and paint colors often capture the most attention. However, what is hidden behind those finished walls and ceilings is one of the most important decisions owners can make – the insulation. Tom Decker launched Chicago Green Insulation in 2013. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. They’re one of the most popular fruits in the world, and many people can’t contemplate a morning (or a morning run!)


Without one. Bananas are also a staple food for millions of people, and a major export that forms the cornerstone of many countries’ economies. Bananas are grown on both small-scale farms as well as large plantations. But a highly competitive market creates price pressure on bananas, ultimately putting the squeeze on banana growers. Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group (IWG) - Global Standard gGmbH. Soil Association. Untitled. Clay plaster is an ancient construction material, which has been used as a decorative finish in many types of buildings for thousands of years.


Untitled. Thought Provoking Products. Untitled. Untitled. The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an 'eco' super-glue. In a study published in Advanced Materials, researchers at Aalto University, the University of Tokyo, Sichuan University, and the University of British Columbia have demonstrated that plant-derived cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) can form an adhesive that fully integrates the concepts of sustainability, performance, and cost which are generally extremely challenging to achieve simultaneously.

The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an 'eco' super-glue

Unlike Superglue, the new eco glue develops its full strength in a preferred direction, similar to 'Peel and Stick' adhesives. When trying to separate the glued components along the principal plane of the bond, the strength is more than 70 times higher when compared to the direction perpendicular to that plane. All of this means that just a few drops (less than 2 mg per 0.0001-meter square) of the 'eco' glue has enough strength to hold up to 90kg weight, but can still be easily removed by the touch of a finger, as needed. Home - CoE BBE. SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS - Hojas de cálculo de Google.

Zero-VOC. 5 Principles of Sustainable Interior Design - ECONYL® brand - Medium. To save energy spent on lighting, a lot can be done just by picking the right colors.

5 Principles of Sustainable Interior Design - ECONYL® brand - Medium

Lighter colors reflect more light, while rooms with darker walls and furnishing need more artificial lighting. Using reflective surfaces increases the amount of light in a room by bouncing it around, decreasing dependency on artificial lighting. Installing home automation and so called ‘’green gadgets’’ makes it possible to control heating and lighting systems remotely. This also help residents and occupants use the building’s energy more efficiently and economically. 2. From a sustainability perspective, it’s very important to pick materials and products with the lowest environmental impact. The environmental impact of materials and products must be evaluated throughout their entire life cycle — from extraction, production, transportation and processing, all the way to how they are discarded after use. 3. 4. Sana Stone - Fluted Wall Tile by Stone Source. WASTELAND-EXHIBITION — Lendager Group. With the Wasteland-exhibition Lendager Group is showcasing the not so distant reality, where residues and wastes are no longer seen as waste – but as the primary building materials in the development of our cities, homes and communities.


Wasteland poses the questions: what if the resources which we consider as discarded, could be included in the circuit and create beautiful products, houses and cities? What if waste was our largest potential resource? Wasteland displays existing examples of such a world and points the way for future growth and synergy between design, production, consumption and resources. Building facades of old newspapers, floors of cork stoppers and houses ready for demolition being moved from abandoned regions to big cities are just some examples of the paradigm shift in the built environment. Aesthetics is in the center when new design principles are resulting in beautiful, modern, detail-rich buildings and cities. Prodotti nome – Slalom acoustic & partition systems. Surfaces - Organoid Technologies. Tailor Made studio + service. Infusion™ Wood - Sustainable Flooring and Walls.

Natura Paint. Choosing an Interior Paint Sheen Sheen refers to paint's shininess.

Natura Paint

When deciding on paint sheen, consider the condition of the wall and whether the area is high/low traffic. Here's a partial list to get started: Building and Design Suppliers Directory. Environmental Product Declaration. Interiors – Econyl. Coverings Etc - Bio Glass. Sustainable and Circular Building Materials.