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  • Part 2: Deconstruction 101
    Feature | 09-23-2010

    Part 2: Deconstruction 101

    For green infill builder Bethesda Bungalows, the first step to a high-performance house is tearing down an old, inefficient one.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cradle to Cradle Certified Program Launches Public Revision Process

    Cradle to Cradle Certified Program Launches Public Revision Process

    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.

  • Mind the Waste: Deconstruction Vs. Demolition
    Article | 05-22-2008

    Builders Are Urged To Consider the Green Benefits of Deconstruction Vs. Demolition

    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.

  • The Vision for Reuse
    People | 07-30-2012

    The Vision for Reuse

    How we can elevate building materials reuse and recycling into standard practice.

  • 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.

  • Improving the Green Retrofit Process
    Article | 10-01-2012

    Improving the Green Retrofit Process

    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.

  • LEDs
    Article | 08-09-2013

    How It's Made: LEDs

    LEDs have transformed the way we illuminate our buildings. Here is a macrolevel look at the microscopic processes use to make these revolutionary chips.

  • Materials Reuse
    Department | 06-04-2009

    Materials Reuse

    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.