May 2012 Table of Contents

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Product: Camira Fabrics Hemp products Product: Camira Fabrics Hemp

Hemp blends together 60% wool and 40% hemp in a fabric suitable for interior use. Read more

Earth Day is Every Day perspective Earth Day is Every Day

Denis Hayes, CEO of Seattle's Bullitt Foundation, talked to ECO-STRUCTURE about the client side of a Living Building Challenge project. Read more

One-Stop Drop for Reuse ecocentric One-Stop Drop for Reuse

El Cerrito's new Recycling and Environmental Resource Center lets residents easily recycle unwanted items, and find new treasures. Read more

The House That Wind Built The House That Wind Built

Renewable energy reigns at House of Vestas, a new LEED Platinum office building for a global wind-turbine manufacturer in Aarhus, Denmark. Read more

Gathering Spot Gathering Spot

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation converts an asphalt parking lot into a LEED Platinum campus that aims to offer a more natural site. Read more

Showcase for Reuse Showcase for Reuse

A Silicon Valley developer who specializes in sustainable office buildings becomes his own client with a LEED Gold–certified renovation. Read more

Wasted Appeal Wasted Appeal

Securing regulatory approvals for net-zero-water projects may be tedious, but a successful outcome may help change the industry. Read more

Product: Signature Crypton Carpets Yellowstone Collection products Product: Signature Crypton Carpets Yellowstone Collection

The Yellowstone Collection repurposes discarded plastic bottles collected from Yellowstone National Park for use as carpet backing. Read more

Product: National Gypsum Gold Bond brand High Strength Fire-Shield Lite 30 Panels products Product: National Gypsum Gold Bond brand High Strength Fire-Shield Lite 30 Panels

The High Strength Fire-Shield Lite 30 panels are 30% lighter than standard 5/8"-thick, Type X gypsum board. Read more

Product: LittleFootprint Lighting HeronLED Personal Task Light products Product: LittleFootprint Lighting HeronLED Personal Task Light

Made with domestically sourced and processed post-consumer ABS plastic, the HeronLED Personal Task Light also has a base containing at least 70% scrap metal. Read more

Product: Emeco Broom Chair products Product: Emeco Broom Chair

Philippe Starck's Broom chair is made of 75% reclaimed proplylene, 15% reclaimed wood fibers left over from lumber manufacturing, and 10% glass fiber. Read more

Product: Dornbracht Deque products Product: Dornbracht Deque

Deque features a geometric, cantilevered spout that has a maximum flow rate of 1.06 gallons per minute. Read more

Product: Bolefloor Hardwood Flooring products Product: Bolefloor Hardwood Flooring

Bolefloor's eponymous curved hardwood flooring followed a tree's natural growth and uses up to 20% more of each sawn plank. Read more

Product: Big Ass Fans Haiku products Product: Big Ass Fans Haiku

This 13.2-lb, 60"-diameter fan features three aerodynamic airfoils made from sustainable harvested, kiln-dried bamboo. Read more

Quick Study in Efficiency flashback Quick Study in Efficiency

After just three years of operations, Manassas Park Elementary School and Pre-K is already teaching many about efficiency. Read more

Industrial Renaissance deep green Industrial Renaissance

A new model for industrial development focuses on reducing carbon footprints and benefiting the surrounding community. Read more

Danish Influence viewpoint Danish Influence

Denmark has announced aggressive and inspirational goals regarding its energy consumption and generation. Will it have a positive ripple effect? Read more

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