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.
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.
Insulation is a must of energy-efficient homes. New options offering recycled and renewable materials make the selection and installation processes easier.
Known for its innovative uses of materials, the Switzerland-based firm finds a contemporary application for one of the world's oldest construction materials.
El Cerrito's new Recycling and Environmental Resource Center lets residents easily recycle unwanted items, and find new treasures.
Innovations in eco-friendly carpet tiles expand to the recycling of individual components.
Scrap tires are gold mines for Ecore, which repurposes reclaimed rubber into building and flooring products in four steps.
There's a lot to look forward to, but what should we expect to see more of in the short-term?
The 10 finalists in this year’s Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge employ bio-based and recycled materials in sustainable building materials.
Crossville has developed a system of processing ceramic and porcelain tile back into powder used in manufacturing new tile.
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