Replacing traditional building materials, eco-materials are part of a sustainable development dynamic.
PHOTO: David J. Phillip Associated Press
By Marie-Hélène Fugère

Rising building materials prices have made headlines in recent months. This increase in purchase costs has led to the postponement of many projects, from new homes to balconies, but the ecological cost of materials is still under-reported. The truth is, many building materials are very inexpensive compared to the real impact they have on the environment.

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