Green Materials

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Foam-Glass Aggregate

This lightweight gravel has an insulating value of R-1.7 per compacted inch. More

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Words Matter: A Refreshing Take on Green Speak

How we describe what we build can promote greenwashing, and runs rampant in all... More

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Exploring Alternative Insulation Options

If your clients are as concerned with embodied energy and toxicity as they are... More

Could Concrete Cure the Climate?

Concrete absorbs carbon dioxide, studies say—and over time, concrete could be a key factor in stabilizing the Earth's climate. More

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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

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Do Shipping Containers Make Sense as Housing?

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

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Trespa Introduces Pura NFC Alternative Siding

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

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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

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The Green Police Introduce Water Fence

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

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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

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