Green Building At Its Best
ITAC, University of Utah
In 2008, the pink bark beetle, an invasive species, killed millions of trees in Colorado. From these dead trees, researchers at the University of Utah have created interlocking cross-laminated timber, a building material that doesn't require any... Read More
Researchers in Australia have created a way to turn old plastic bags and rubber tires into steel! The process not only reduces the amount of waste thrown into landfils, but makes steel production less expensive and more energy-efficient.
Who ever thought that hemp, of all things, could be used to build a house? These builders in North Carolina say that hemp can be used to build strong and well-insulated structures that use very little energy!
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
When an old building is torn down, the waste material is usually just carted off to a landfill. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, this material can be used to create parks and other greenspace where old buildings once stood... Read More