Building with Hempcrete

What is Hempcrete? Hempcrete, or “hemp-lime”, is a medium density natural insulation material produced by wet-mixing hemp shiv with a lime binder, which has extraordinary thermal properties and “deep-green” sustainability credentials. Because of its lime binder, hempcrete provides thermal mass as well as insulation, and the two work together to produce a superior thermal performance.…

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Rainwater Harvesting for your home or business

How Does Rainwater Harvesting Work? Rainwater recycling involves collecting rainwater from a building’s roof or from any other surface, including nowadays permeable pavements and garden lawns. The rainwater then passes through a filter, which eliminates debris, and is stored in a holding tank placed either underground or the side of a building or in the…

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The Benefits of Timber Frame

When you consider that the majority of newly built homes are timber frame, it is obvious that there are marked benefits from this type of construction. Countries with wet and harsh climates, like Canada, Scotland and Scandanavia are increasingly choosing timber frame as the preferred method of building and, in doing so, are reaping the…

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Passive Houses

About Passive Houses Credit. Green Match When planning to build a house, we obviously pay close attention to factors such as costs, architectural design, as well as how comfortable and how functional it will be. But more and more often we find ourselves thinking about energy efficiency. If we want to have a house that…

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Sustainable Construction Materials

What Does Sustainable Construction Mean? Courtesy of Green Match. Sustainable construction is often referred as sustainable design or green building. Its main purpose is finding sustainable alternatives throughout the building’s life-cycle – that is, from the design phase, going through construction, operation, maintenance and renovation, to the demolition stage. Using green building methods allows you to…

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Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home. Different from a ground source heat pump, an air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way…

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