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The New Building Materials: Bamboo, hempcrete, recycled plastic and aggregates.

The market for environmentally sound building materials is changing. If you think bamboo can just be used to grow beans up in your garden, think again. Bamboo and modified timber Pandas aren’t the…

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Raising the bar on sustainability strategies

A lot of companies want to make their operations more sustainable, but in their efforts to do so, many overlook the importance of developing a strategy and setting measurable goals. It’s therefore…

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Better energy performance in homes gets green light from ministers

One bright note from last week’s Building Ministers Forum was an agreement to progress work to increase the energy performance requirements for residential construction under the National…

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New Formula Could Cut Pollution from Concrete

The new concrete would contribute less to global warming and be stronger. Concrete is the most-used construction material in the world and a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. But…

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Just 9.1% of America’s construction workers are women – here’s what it’s like to be one of them

Sinade Caroll was on her way home from nursing school one evening six years ago when she saw an ad on the New York City subway for Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), an organization that…

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Three Earthship AirBnbs in Taos New Mexico

Taos Earthship: Tiny House 2 guests. 1 bed. 1 bath. Superhost. Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests. Great check-in experience. 95% of…

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To Retrofit our Cities

Retrofitting a few city buildings would have big impact on overall carbon emissions Many programs encourage owners of homes and other buildings to improve their energy efficiency, sometimes offering…

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Adelaide Earthship: Power to the People

This House in Adelaide Was Built With $170K and a Lot of Used Tyres Night is close to falling across the Adelaide Hills as a permaculture group talks about what Martin Freney should be planting…

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UK Arboretum turns waste-wood into beautiful buildings

These two arboretum buildings were built using waste timber sourced and milled on-site. The Wolfson Tree Management Center and the Mess Building in the UK were built entirely from locally grown…

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Consider this when doing a Sustainable Retrofit

Sitting at home in the summer heat, your mind may start to wander to that fancy new air conditioner. But when it comes to making your house comfortable and sustainable, prevention is better than…

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