• Posts Tagged ‘Innovation & Green Building’

    5 materials that can make roofs eco-friendly

    by  • December 18, 2012 • Editorial, Green Buildings, Innovation & Green Building • 0 Comments

    Various roofing materials can make roofs environmentally friendly and energy-efficient, writes Cris Carl. For instance, metal and clay shingles are durable and recyclable, and reflective and green roofs can reduce heat and save energy. However, some experts suggest you take note of climate patterns that may affect the quality of sustainable roofing materials, and...

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    Concrete-crushing tech: Turning debris into reusable building material

    by  • November 20, 2012 • concrete, Editorial, Green Buildings • 0 Comments

    Transforming demolition debris from the Dallas Fort Worth Connector project into usable building material not only saves the state money but has a positive environmental impact. NorthGate Constructors’ concrete-crushing plant chews up 200 tons of debris per hour and has saved more than $2 million on the Connector, said Kristen Schropp, spokeswoman for NorthGate....

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    Greenbuild Expo showcases sustainable products

    by  • November 20, 2012 • Construction Information, Green Buildings, Innovation & Green Building • 0 Comments

    More than 1,000 booths showcased sustainable products at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Some of the most innovative products, according to Andrew Michler, were “FilterPave,” a 96% ground glass, porous paving material, and “Grasscrete,” a concrete-filled paperboard that looks like a “big egg carton.”

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