Other stories by Nigel F. Maynard

  • Teak Flooring from IndoTeak

    IndoTeak is a 2½-year-old company that salvages old buildings, schools, houses, and military structures in Java to reclaim old-growth teak for flooring, decking, millwork, and many other products

  • 2011 Builders' Show Preview

    12 green products from the residential construction industry’s largest event.

  • 2010 Builders’ Show Green Product Preview

    15 products for sustainable homes that will be on display in Las Vegas.

  • Is Greywater Harvesting Worth the Effort and Expense?

    Despite some hesitancy among consumer, interest in greywater systems is growing.

  • 10 Resource-Savers From the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show

    Energy-efficient appliances, water-sipping showerheads, recycled-content countertops, and more.

  • Echo Glass Tiles From Crossville

    Echo glass tiles are made from 10% to 100% post-industrial recycled content. Ideal for walls, countertops, and floors, the tiles are made from centuries-old techniques where the product is cast from translucent glass that is textured on the front and back. They are available in 15 colors, three...

  • Spray-Foam Insulation From Icynene

    The company’s LD-R-50 spray-foam insulation has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred status for use of rapidly renewable materials. The insulation is made using castor oil, a natural product that is extracted from the castor plant. The product is water-blown and free of HCFCs...

  • Green Products From the 2009 International Builders' Show

    Four of the Builders' Show's many eco-friendly products.

  • Building Product Picks From the International Builders' Show

    More product selections from the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

  • Elements Cabinets by Tonusa

    The cabinet manufacturer has teamed up with esteemed designer Fu-Tung Cheng to create elements, a contemporary line of cabinets that offer elevated design at a moderate price. Designed to evoke warm modernism, the line includes a variety of luxurious and sustainable materials such as Forest...