Insulation is a must of energy-efficient homes. New options offering recycled and renewable materials make the selection and installation processes easier.
Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., is now offering a Bachelorof Science degree program in renewable materials.
Product manufacturers are looking beyond petroleum-based feedstocks to rapidly renewable or bio-based materials.
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.
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.
The team at Terrapin Bright Green expands on its recent report "The Economics of Biophilia."
New rules will help companies avoid making misleading environmental claims.
An emphasis on natural materials highlights this Canadian child-care facility and community center.
Johnsonite’s Eco-Naturals Collection includes Eco-Shell with Cork Tiles and Stair Treads and Corktones, two lines of rubber tiles and treads that use rapidly renewable and pre-consumer waste stream materials.
The line contains 75 percent renewable raw materials and is 100 percent recyclable at its end of life.