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  • Waste Not, Want Not
    Article | 11-15-2013

    How to Achieve Net-Zero Waste and Water in Buildings

    Net-zero waste requires designers to dive into the nitty-gritty while maintaining a big-picture outlook.

  • Yea or Nay on Bottle Bills?

    Yea or Nay on Bottle Bills?

    Only 10 U.S. states have bottle bills in place, with deposits ranging from 5 cents to 15 cents depending on the beverage. Do you think bottle bills promote civic responsibility by force of habit? Should more states should put bottle bills in place?

  • Plastic Bag Waste Converted into Useable Material

    Plastic Bag Waste Converted into Useable Material

    University of Adelaide researchers have developed a method to transform plastic bag trash into carbon nanotubes.

  • Natural Resistance
    Product Review | 02-22-2013

    Product Category Review: Insulation

    Insulation is a must of energy-efficient homes. New options offering recycled and renewable materials make the selection and installation processes easier.

  • Industry Groups to Evolve the International Green Construction Code

    Industry Groups to Evolve the International Green Construction Code

    The move will sync the code with Standard 189.1 to provide a single resource for code officials and project teams while likely modifying LEED.

  • What's Driving Green Product Manufacturers?

    What's Driving Green Product Manufacturers?

    What drives product manufacturer who are invested in green building? We set about asking the Vision 2020 underwriters. In the first part of this new series, we chat with Martin Grohman, director of sustainability for GAF, about the roofing company's approach to sustainability.

  • Herzog & de Meuron Shapes A Processing Plant with Rammed Earth

    Herzog & de Meuron Shapes A Processing Plant with Rammed Earth

    Known for its innovative uses of materials, the Switzerland-based firm finds a contemporary application for one of the world's oldest construction materials.

  • Waste Not
    Article | 03-30-2011

    Waste Not

    A new Danish waste-to-energy plant outside of Copenhagen will double as a downhill ski slope.

  • Waste Not, Save More
    Article | 03-22-2013

    Waste Not, Save more

    Energy recovery ventilation is an old technology that is garnering new attention.

  • A Former Meat-Processing Facility Becomes a Green Hub

    A Former Meat-Processing Facility Becomes a Green Hub

    On Chicago’s southwest side, The Plant is a sustainable business incubator and collaborative research facility that’s close to achieving its net-zero energy goal.