Lightweight Green Pavers
Vast's Composite Pavers are made almost entirely from recycled materials - mostly...
Remodeling opportunities abound; weatherization wages too low; in defense of vinyl siding; more
Recycling Form Boards
Can concrete form boards be reused for framing, or does exposure to concrete...
On Site With Pervious Concrete
Stormwater runoff flows right through this porous concrete pavement.
New Use For Old Concrete
Recycled concrete aggregate can make a good base under pavers, as long as it...
The Business of Building Green
A custom builder describes how he has made a profitable niche of building houses...
Q&A: Penetration of PT Chemicals
Q: Our local lumberyard carries .40 CCA-pressure-treated wood. The label says the wood may be used for ground contact. The wood has needle marks from the treating process. When I cut the lumber, the treatment appears to be only about 1/4 inch deep, which doesn’t seem adequate for sill plates in contact with concrete. I have also used .60 PT, and it shows green all the way through when cut. However, my supplier assures me that the .40 PT will not fail from either insects or moisture. Is he right?
Profit with deconstruction; lumber prices; cold-weather concrete pours without cracking; straw-bale research results; no more USG EIFS; warm yourself with microwaves; more
Green Building For Profit
These builders switched from commercial construction to environmentally...
Eco-Friendly Building Products
We review some practical products and materials that carry the green label.