The EcoStud stud and track system is for use in non-load-bearing walls and could be a good solution for a basement remodel. The studs look like steel but provide a better thermal break because they’re manufactured from 100% post-industrial plastic resin. They’re also light — 3.5 pounds apiece compared with around 8 pounds for wood or steel — so workers can carry more studs per trip from the truck to the basement. They cost about $6 apiece.

EcoStud, 877/586-5543,

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