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Recycling Styrofoam: From Impossible to Finding Resources

For recycling evangelists like myself, one company that specializes in manufacturing a variety of foam products does provide an appealing recycling option for Styrofoam packaging materials that haven’t been touched with food, oils or dirt. The company, ACH Foam Technologies is based in Denver and has operations in six additional states: NV, UT, KS, MO, WI and GA.

March 6th

Green Building with Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) Part Two

This is the conclusion of Building with SIP series. Builders and potential home owners have the initial perception that SIP buildings are “kits” that you buy out of a catalog of predetermined designs and plans. This is not always the case. The home shown here are from a home built by DS Construction, a general contractor in Lake Tahoe, CA. We built a home using SIPs which were designed for conventional construction practices.

April 13th

Green Building Elements: Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

Fast becoming staples of the green building industry are pre-assembled structural insulated panels, or SIPs, which replace conventional framing and offer greater energy efficiency, reduced lumber usage, and quicker construction.  SIPs are polystyrene foam sandwiched between oriented strand boards that provide structural framing, insulation, and exterior sheathing in one piece.  They can be used as […]

December 27th

Can a Modern Green Home Be Built for $100K?

Follow Philly’s Postgreen as they attempt to build a modern green home for $100,000. Just over a year ago, Philadelphia developer Postgreen undertook an ambitious project, to build a modern green home for $100,000.  Not only are they seeking to shatter the myth that green homes are unaffordable, but they are documenting every step on […]

November 20th