GreenScreen is a framework for companies that manufacture building materials to evaluate the toxicity of the chemicals they use and to suggest alternatives.
BioSIPs are construction products made from waste products like cardboard, hemp, weeds, and discarded forest products. They are lightweight and efficient.
The world’s largest rooftop greenhouse is as large as a city block and will grow over a million pounds of pesticide free vegetables a year for local markets
A green wall at the entrance to the new Prudential Tower in Newark, New Jersey speaks to the many sustainable architecture ideas in the building’s design.
Hempcrete is made from hemp fiber, lime and water. When cured, it floats, has excellent insulating power. It’s fireproof and resists insects and termites.
Architect Michael Green has propose a 35 story wood skyscraper for the Reinvent Paris design competition. The tower’s bike paths and green space would resemble the High LIne Park in New York City.
Rammed earth is cheap, tough and green and has been around for centuries. But modern architects are just rediscovering its many uses in construction.
Wood building materials are sustainable and renewable. They use less energy to make than concrete or steel and create a healthy indoor environment.
Ecovative, a New York design firm, is using mycelium from mushrooms to manufacture 100% compostable building materials without formaldehyde and resins.
This article on gabion walls was previously run on GBE. We bring it up again as a repost because the methodology is very sustainable and cost-effective. Good nutrition for the thought process!