How to Find the Best Green Building Materials for Your Deck or Outdoor Space


| 11/20/2013 3:15:00 PM


Tags: Green Building Materials, Outdoor Space, Recycled Materials, Types of Wood, Lisa Henfield,

You want to be ecological responsible. You want to minimize your impact on the environment. And you want to expand your living space into the outdoors or you want to replace an old, run-down deck or patio. How can you find the balance, create an awesome outdoor space where you can hang out with friends, grill up some kabobs or burgers, and do it with materials that reflect environmental mindfulness? 

It’s tougher than you think, but it’s totally doable.

Deck Underside
Photo via Flickr

Finding the Best Green Building Materials

Much of the process in creating an environmentally friendly deck comes from asking questions. Asking things like:

• Where does the material come from?

• Is it sustainable?




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