green building materials

Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Ethiopia is the fastest growing non-oil based economy in the world, and people like Helawi Sewnet are part of the reason why.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
What an incredibly strong and flexible material, a fraction of the weight of steel, and can be created by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?
It's a brick, er earth, house...and it's letting it all hang out! This week's newsletter focuses on ideas submitted by the Planet Forward community on green building materials. What could your future house be made of? Read Want to receive future... Read More
Chateau Homes is a factory builder of wood frame single and multi-family homes. We are in the process of developing a smart and efficient house suitable for the majority of small urban lots that will be affordable, safe, and efficient in both its... Read More
UNSW Australia
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.
The George Washington University
Team New Jersey, a collaboration of Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, built the ENJOY house. This house is the first entry to the competition built from concrete. Want to keep track of Team ThinkFWD? Team ThinkFWD is a... Read More
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!
EarthCo Building Systems
The EarthCo Megablock is a building material that comes directly from the earth! This company transforms abundant, earthy material into giant blocks that can take the place of more common building products often shipped over long distances. The... Read More