New GBE Series Scheduled: Green Materials Report

June 12, 2014

This Friday reporter Dawn Killough will launch our new series, Green Materials Report. Her first subject: linoleum, a durable and sustainable product with an estimated lifespan of 40 years.

Some of our upcoming green materials reports will include:

  1. Concrete
  2. Drywall
  3. Linoleum
  4. Bamboo flooring
  5. Wheatboard
  6. Wool carpet
  7. Recycled-content carpet
  8. Cork flooring
  9. Steel studs
  10. Mushrooms
  11. Beetle-kill pine
  12. Gabion rock walls

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GBE is providing information on various building materials and what makes them green. Each post focuses on one material. We will be looking at the ingredients in the material, how it is used, what makes it green, and any green product certifications that it has earned. We hope to develop a database of information to help consumers make informed choices about what goes in their buildings.If you know of a material we should be reporting on, please let us know.

Enjoy the series!

Photo: Bamboo stack from Shutterstock




Glenn Meyers

Writer, documentary producer, and director. Meyers is a contributor to CleanTechnica, and founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he's been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.