There are so many criteria to consider and it is unlikely you will find products that tick all of the sustainable boxes. Using a professional service with Ecohabit we can wade through the minefield of products to provide you with a suitable list of products for your home.
Let’s look at an obvious example such as wall construction. A product like brick which has a high embodied energy may actually rate better as a sustainable product than a timber frame. This could be dependent on a variety of factors. Perhaps the brick factory is within 10km of your home and they quarry materials on site. Transport may be minimal compared to shipping timber frames from hundreds of kilometres away. A brick wall may only need mortar and brick ties to hold it together and maybe some internal cavity insulation.