Insulation is a must of energy-efficient homes. New options offering recycled and renewable materials make the selection and installation processes easier.
Product manufacturers are looking beyond petroleum-based feedstocks to rapidly renewable or bio-based materials.
Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., is now offering a Bachelorof Science degree program in renewable materials.
Extracts from marine plants can substitute the expensive platinum in photovoltaic cells.
Shredded bamboo fibers are intertwined with a pressure-treated base to form a high-density product 154 percent harder than red oak and 125 percent harder than North American maple.
A new study asserts that increased forest harvest could reduce global carbon emissions by up to 31 percent.
A conservation philosophy resonates in the designs of this polycentric firm.
This wood substitute for nonstructural, exterior applications such as fascia boards and window surrounds is made from at least 70% recycled or rapidly renewable materials.
An emphasis on natural materials highlights this Canadian child-care facility and community center.
The 4th International Holcim Awards is now accepting projects that contribute to a more sustainable future within architecture, building, civil engineering, landscape and urban design, and construction materials and technologies.
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