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.
These environmentally friendly finishes and systems promote daylighting, the use of recycled materials, and sound dampening.
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.
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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