Sustainable Building Materials and Technology

At Endeavour, we thrive on working with the most promising and innovative sustainable building materials and technology. From simple natural materials to effective high-tech mechanical systems, our exploration of what’s available, possible, practical and affordable is our raisons d’être.

On this page, you’ll find links to blogs we’ve posted on a wide range of sustainable materials and techniques. Scroll through and explore, or use the search function to find the subject of your interest…

Canada's Greenest Home Materials and techniques

Making Sense of Lumber

A typical house in North America uses a lot of lumber, and many homes aiming to be more sustainable are...
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Canada's Greenest Home Materials and techniques

Prefab Bale Walls on Second Floor

In a repeat performance of crane work and team work, the Endeavour crew installed the prefabricated straw bale wall panels...
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Canada's Greenest Home Materials and techniques

Prefab Wall Panels Installed

Upward progress on Canada's Greenest Home was marked by the arrival this week of our prefabricated straw bale wall panels...
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Canada's Greenest Home Materials and techniques

The Plywood Dilemma

Among the many perplexing choices facing a sustainable builder, appropriate sourcing of wood ranks high. A lot of wood goes...
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Canada's Greenest Home Materials and techniques

Prefabricated Straw Bale Walls for Canada’s Greenest Home

This week the Endeavour class spent a day at the facilities of NatureBuilt Wall Systems, where we assisted with the...
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Canada's Greenest Home Materials and techniques

A Finished Durisol block foundation

The Endeavour class has completed the foundation for Canada's Greenest Home. The crawlspace foundation is made with Durisol blocks. Durisol...
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