More stories about Landfills

  • 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

  • NECA Contractors Show Expertise in Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.Com

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and its partners from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are "green and mean" for renewable energy projects.

  • Residents Voice Concern Over New Recycling Law

    Jul. 31--In just a couple of months, landfills across the state will stop accepting wooden pallets, oil filters and plastic bottles.

  • 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...