Visible Green: New material opportunities in sustainable design.
Finding a baseline for material choices and impacts
The rise in material and mining costs coupled with concern about processing consumer waste have inspired the prospect of mining landfills for materials. Although landfill mining is not a new idea-particularly in developing nations where scavenging garbage dumps is not uncommon-the notion that the procedure be conducted in earnest by developed nations is surprising.
The cross-disciplinary group announced an open application programming interface for manufacturer-supplied material ingredient information and a materials-health certificate.
Just putting a sign on a building to signify it is green is a missed opportunity, says Blaine Brownell, ARCHITECT's resident materials columnist.
These finishes and systems use fewer harmful chemicals and incorporate materials that are otherwise headed for landfill.
Lighting, seating, and structural panels are among this week’s collection of products that do good with recyclables.
Advances in green chemistry and the relationship between design professionals and building product manufacturers will revolutionize the way we think about products and materials.
A salvage yard on Chicago’s northwest side, whose product line was featured in our June issue, finds new uses for landfill-bound building materials while providing job training.
The 10 finalists in this year’s Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge employ bio-based and recycled materials in sustainable building materials.
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