GreenScreen is a framework for companies that manufacture building materials to evaluate the toxicity of the chemicals they use and to suggest alternatives.
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At the Maker’s Faire in New York in September, a design for a 3-D printed ice house on Mars was awarded first prize. Now the real work begins.
Two proposals have won a Tall Wood Building award. One is for Portland, Oregon and the other for New York City. Both use sustainable building materials.
BioSIPs are construction products made from waste products like cardboard, hemp, weeds, and discarded forest products. They are lightweight and efficient.
Two new solar powered windows are on their way out of the laboratory and into the marketplace, making buildings more self-sustaining and eco-friendly.
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.
Mike Schoenecker, vice president at Winkelman Building Corp, says green buildings, defined as those that reduce their impact on the environment by being more energy efficient and using fewer natural resources while reducing waste and pollution, save money for business owners three ways. Increased Efficiency Means Lower Energy Bills Green buildings cost about 2% more initially, but will save […]
This guest post about the launch of the Green Build Hub in the UK has been provided by David Thomas. Read about this location that tests experimental building materials and methodologies. In a green corner of the UK a new project is underway, called the Green Build Hub. The Green Build Hub will be the home of experimental building […]
This post on recycled roof shingles from tires ran about 18 months ago on GBE. In the interests of recycling and waste management, it seem worthwhile to repost the article. – GRMPhoto: SpirosK Recycled Rubber Roofs: Cheap and Eco-Friendly (via https://greenbuildingelements.com) Recycled rubber roof shingles are an innovative roofing material that saves home owners money […]