Camira Fabrics Hemp

    Hemp blends together 60% wool and 40% hemp in a fabric suitable for interior use.

  • Every Day is Earth Day

    Denis Hayes, CEO of Seattle's Bullitt Foundation, talked to ECO-STRUCTURE about the client side of a Living Building Challenge project.

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    One-Stop Drop

    El Cerrito's new Recycling and Environmental Resource Center lets residents easily recycle unwanted items, and find new treasures.

  • The dark exterior of House of Vestas features adjustable sunscreens made of 3-meter-by-80-centimeter panels of matte and reflective glass. The two-layer system is designed for motion with panels that move in increments of one panel to three panels according to a 3D model.

    The House That Wind Built

    Renewable energy reigns at House of Vestas, a new LEED Platinum office building for a global wind-turbine manufacturer in Aarhus, Denmark.

  • View of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle Campus.

    Gathering Spot

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation converts an asphalt parking lot into a LEED Platinum campus that aims to offer a more natural site.

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    Showcase for Reuse

    A Silicon Valley developer who specializes in sustainable office buildings becomes his own client with a LEED Gold–certified renovation.

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    Wasted Appeal

    Securing regulatory approvals for net-zero-water projects may be tedious, but a successful outcome may help change the industry.

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    Signature Crypton Carpets Yellowstone Collection

    The Yellowstone Collection repurposes discarded plastic bottles collected from Yellowstone National Park for use as carpet backing.

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    National Gypsum Gold Bond brand High Strength Fire-Shield Lite 30 Panels

    The High Strength Fire-Shield Lite 30 panels are 30% lighter than standard 5/8"-thick, Type X gypsum board.

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    LittleFootprint Lighting HeronLED Personal Task Light

    Made with domestically sourced and processed post-consumer ABS plastic, the HeronLED Personal Task Light also has a base containing at least 70% scrap metal.

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    Emeco Broom Chair

    Philippe Starck's Broom chair is made of 75% reclaimed proplylene, 15% reclaimed wood fibers left over from lumber manufacturing, and 10% glass fiber.

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    Dornbracht Deque

    Deque features a geometric, cantilevered spout that has a maximum flow rate of 1.06 gallons per minute.

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    Bolefloor Hardwood Flooring

    Bolefloor's eponymous curved hardwood flooring followed a tree's natural growth and uses up to 20% more of each sawn plank.

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    Big Ass Fans Haiku

    This 13.2-lb, 60"-diameter fan features three aerodynamic airfoils made from sustainable harvested, kiln-dried bamboo.

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    Quick Study

    After just three years of operations, Manassas Park Elementary School and Pre-K is already teaching many about efficiency.

  • The Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York is a national model for industrial developments that are being renovated to create jobs for city residents and improve the existing facilities' efficiency. The 300-acre industrial cluster includes 45 buildings dating back as far as the Civil War era.

    Industrial Renaissance

    A new model for industrial development focuses on reducing carbon footprints and benefiting the surrounding community.

  • The Family Business

    Denmark has announced aggressive and inspirational goals regarding its energy consumption and generation. Will it have a positive ripple effect?