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Building a green home

cheeki_miss's picture

Hi Everyone,
My husband and I will begin building our new home in the next month (he's a builder). He and I would both like to use sustainable products where we can. I've been doing some research online and while there is a great deal of information out there, I was hoping to network with some people who have actually built a green home in and around the Vancouver B.C. area. Some of the things we are looking at are:

-reclaimed wood siding
-alternative insulation
-geoexchange system
-tankless hot water system
-low VOC stains, adhesives and paint
-sustainable or reclaimed hardwood

Anyone out there have any experiences to share?

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