Green Materials

Kenyan Entrepreneur Makes Building Materials From Waste
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Kenyan Entrepreneur Makes Building Materials From Waste

Dr Aghan Oscar is recycling waste plastic into building materials and selling them... More

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Could CLT Be the Future For Green Building?

Buildings made from cross-laminated timber are more than a cost-effective... More

USGBC's Pilot Test Renews Tussle Over Which Lumber Qualifies for Green Building Programs
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USGBC's Pilot Test Renews Tussle Over Which Lumber Qualifies for Green Building Programs

SFI, ATFS, and PEFC-certified wood all could join FSC in qualifying for LEED points More

The Evolution of Green Dealers
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The Evolution of Green Dealers

As interest in eco-friendly building products has grown, green dealers have found... More

Hardscaping Products Create Outdoor Beauty
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Hardscaping Products Create Outdoor Beauty

Homeowners look for aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance options. More

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USDA Starts Writing Roadmap for Wood Promotion Scheme

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has followed up on its plan to support more construction with wood by issuing a proposal that government, university, and wood industry resources come together to undertake research that would tout wood as a way to fight global warming and assist in green construction movements. More

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USGBC Floats Plan To Let Wood-Cert Groups Qualify for LEED

In what could be a major step toward quieting the wood-certification dispute, the U.S. Green Building Council has proposed giving credit under its LEED program to several currently unrecognized wood-certification groups for at least helping bring more transparency to green construction efforts. More

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Green Building Products Market To Grow 13% Annually Through 2015

Nationwide demand for green building materials is expected to increase 13% annually to create a $71.1 billion market in 2015, according to a forecast by the Freedonia Group. More

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Green Building Materials Demand to Grow 13% Annually Over Next 5 Years

Nationwide demand for green building materials is expected to increase 13% annually to create a $71.1 billion market in 2015, according to a forecast by the Freedonia Group. More

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USDA Ramps Up Pro-Wood, Pro-Green Policies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will preferentially select wood in its new building projects, seek to enhance research and development in green building materials, and look for ways to show off wood as a green building material in big buildings, Agriculture Secretary Tim Vilsack announced. More

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