More stories about Landfills

  • Recycled-Content Concrete Mix From Quickcrete

    Quikrete. Green Concrete Mix comprises 50% recycled material, including recycled aggregates, fly ash, and/or slag cements, diverting 0.25 cubic feet of waste from landfills per 60-pound bag of material, according to the firm. The material achieves a compressive strength of 3,500 psi in 28 days...

  • California Adopts Nation's First Green Building Code

    Residential requirements, which go into effect in 2011, include water-conserving fixtures, smart irrigation controllers, and jobsite waste reduction.

  • Landfill Gas Provides Usable Energy

    Using a series of wells or blower, flare, or vacuum systems, landfill gas can be extracted and converted into usable energy

  • Landfill Gas Provides Usable Energy

    Using a series of wells or blower, flare, or vacuum systems, landfill gas can be extracted and converted into usable energy

  • Product Review: Decking

    A guide to eco-friendly options among wood, composite, and plastic decking.

  • Efficient Design and Building Practices Can Effectively Reduce Your Waste Stream and Boost Your Bottom Line

    Through the point of installing insulation in his 3,600-square-foot custom home near Columbia, S.C., architect Mark Bostic has yet to make or pay for a trip to the local landfill. In Ft. Wayne, Ind., Jeff Zolnik serves about three-quarters of the area's builders with his construction waste...

  • The Week in Green Building: August 25-29

    A roundup of green building news, including DOE invests in solar and landfill gas to power Virginia homes.

  • Engineered Lumber's Green Attributes Provide Another Selling Point

    When Trus Joist introduced the first engineered I-joist in 1969, it wasn't to save the planet. It was to help save a building industry that depended on huge, old-growth trees that were quickly becoming scarce and more protected by regulators.

  • Building With Recycled Materials

    For years, there's been a huge global effort to recycle. From aluminum cans to cell phones, Americans are urged to consider recycling rather than just throwing things into the garbage and overloading landfills. But what's the point of all the recycling if there isn't an end use for all that...

  • Suppliers start to hear as more builders adopt earth-friendlier building and neighborhood initiatives

    WCI Communities would never ask a supplier to create a one-off specialty product for its “green” communities and homes, says Ric Rojas, the Florida-based company's vice president of supply-chain management. “As the cost keeper of the company, I don't want them to invent a new product line that will...