Ferrock is a new material being researched that uses recycled materials including steel dust from the steel industry to create a concrete-like building material that is even stronger than
Green, or sustainable, building is the practice of creating and using healthier and more resource-efficient methods of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition.
What is green building? Simply put, its the environmentally-conscious construction (and operation) of buildings. For many good reasons, green construction is becoming more and more common.
Building Material (10/10) Climate neutral and highly isolating building materials are an integral part of sustainable architecture. This masonry block, made of recycled, waste-wood chips and
In the quest to design more sustainable homes, many builders focus on solutions that create renewable power on site. By installing solar panels, for example, you can build properties with
Sustainable architecture often incorporates the use of recycled or second hand materials, such as reclaimed lumber and recycled copper. The reduction in use of new materials creates a
A building that combined all five of these methods would be an admirably sustainable option for housing. Whilst the construction industry tends to progress at a slow pace, the importance of
Green architecture is a green building design technique. The designs are created with the environment in mind including focusing on the larger construction implications of environmental
In addition, integrating green building materials into building projects can help reduce the environmental impacts associated with the extraction, transport, processing, fabrication,
Another popular trend regarding recycled building materials is the use of site provided materials. As environmental designers, we continually replace natural landscapes with our own built
Autodesk Sustainable Design helps you imagine, design and make a better world by equipping you with knowledge to improve material and energy efficiency, enabling us all to live well and
Examples of Recycled Materials for LEED 1) California Paint Recycling, Inc. manufactures Global-Green paint, which contains anywhere from 25% to 100% post- or pre-consumer recycled
Recycled materials such as recycled glass, aluminium, recycled tile, reclaimed lumber, recycled plastic can be used in green home building. 6. Use Sustainable Building Materials: If building
Qualities, Use, and Examples December 1998 Sustainable Building Materials 11 Building Phase The Building Phase refers to a building materials useful life.
I found on Inhabitat this evening a great series on materials and resources used in green building. They have an entire series of Green Building 101 covering various topics of interest.
Sustainable Materials 12 Recycling of Waste Materials 13 Structural Framing 17 ... adopt the use of sustainable materials in their building projects. We also need to educate and raise
Building with Waste, a new book about, well, you can guess, may not sound like it should top your holiday reading list but, construction geeks as we are, we found its premise