For green infill builder Bethesda Bungalows, the first step to a high-performance house is tearing down an old, inefficient one.
A new method to extract iron from virgin resources might give the world's most widely recycled material an environmental edge after all, despite its high embodied energy.
In an effort to increase transparency and recruit more stakeholders, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is seeking outside input for the next version of its standard.
How we can elevate building materials reuse and recycling into standard practice.
Randy Thompson is out to prove that a collaborative design-build process will significantly reduce costs and boost ROI to green up the country’s building stock.
Do you know what's in the products you're specifying? In the fifth webinar of our Vision 2020 series, we look at what's driving the growing call for material transparency and how it may influence your design processes.
Demolishing an existing house for a renovation or infill project may be quick and easy, but a lot of those building materials unnecessarily end up in land fills.
LEDs have transformed the way we illuminate our buildings. Here is a macrolevel look at the microscopic processes use to make these revolutionary chips.
On a pleasant day in one of Chicago’s suburbs, a deconstruction contractor and his crew remove an original, custom-made window for salvage from a 1923 home.
Insulation is a must of energy-efficient homes. New options offering recycled and renewable materials make the selection and installation processes easier.
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