Green Materials

Could Concrete Cure the Climate?
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Could Concrete Cure the Climate?

Concrete absorbs carbon dioxide, studies say—and over time, concrete could be a... More

Real-World Flashing Tape Tests Find a Clear Winner
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Real-World Flashing Tape Tests Find a Clear Winner

The durability of many building assemblies relies on the longevity of... More

Do Shipping Containers Make Sense as Housing?
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Do Shipping Containers Make Sense as Housing?

Hammer & Hand explores the popular but ill-fated trend of repurposing shipping... More

Trespa Introduces Pura NFC Alternative Siding
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Trespa Introduces Pura NFC Alternative Siding

Natural fibers and thermosetting resins make up 70% of this new material More

TruGrain Creates Tropical Wood Looks with Ecofriendly Ingredients
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TruGrain Creates Tropical Wood Looks with Ecofriendly Ingredients

Rice husks are at the foundation of this wood-free building material More

The Green Police Introduce Water Fence
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The Green Police Introduce Water Fence

Water conservation is a focal point of sustainable building today. In this segment... More

NativeStone Sinks Offer Beauty with Heft
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NativeStone Sinks Offer Beauty with Heft

Formed from modified concrete, Native Trail’s new line of kitchen and bath sinks... More

Number of LEED Homes Has Doubled in Three Years
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Number of LEED Homes Has Doubled in Three Years

California has the most LEED-certified homes, followed by New York and Texas. More

Special Glass-Infused Wood Product Found Rotting
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Special Glass-Infused Wood Product Found Rotting

The Make it Right Foundation is rebuilding rotting stairs and decks on about 30 of... More

Remodelers Warm To Salvaged Materials
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Remodelers Warm To Salvaged Materials

From DIY projects to professional custom remodels, re-purposing salvaged building... More

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