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Guest Post: Fungus As Building Material?

June 24th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

The lifespan sees practical application of Mycoform blocks used for housing in third-world countries. Planetary ONE has sought out grants to send its building materials and development plan to emerging economies to encourage startup manufacturing of the Mycoform bricks. Initially potential manufacturers spend $150 on a hydraulic press and $50 for the steel mold used to shape the aluminum. Manufacturers also need to build a greenhouse for growing the spores


Make it Green: What Are the Greenest Choices of Wood for Building?

June 18th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

"The argument that somehow non-wood construction materials are ultimately better for carbon emissions than wood products is not supported by our research. “Trees removed in an environmentally responsible way allow forests to continue to sequester carbon through new forest growth. Wood products continue to benefit the environment by storing carbon long after the building has been constructed," he added


NewWood Manufacturing Offers Diverse Palette of Sustainable Recycled Products

January 20th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

A good line of green composite building products can be found through Elma, WA-based NewWood Manufacturing. The company’s innovative composite panels provide a glowing example of putting waste and scrap to good use. Panels are made using 50 percent recycled plastic and 50 percent recycled wood


Top 10 Green Building Products 2010

June 24th, 2010 | by Susie Kim-Carberry

Sustainable Industries announced the release of its 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products guide, the annual publication profiling industry-leading green [&hellip


Structural Bamboo

July 26th, 2008 | by Dawn Killough

The newest structural element has been used in Asia for years. Now it is tested and certified for use in the western world. It can be grown and harvested in three years, and is actually good for the environment. But, will it catch on



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