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Current mainstream building methods are unsustainable, producing large amounts of both during construction and throughout a building’s life. Thankfully, sustainability is becoming a priority fo…

Build Your Green Dream Home With These Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Conventional Building Materials

INFOGRAPHIC: Build Your Green Dream Home With These Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Conventional Building Materials

Able Skills& infographic explores green alternatives to conventional building materials for insulation, structural components, and flooring.

Guide To Green Building Materials (although my LEED teacher has cautioned there are not many "true" "green" materials).

What are green building materials? How to you really know that the product you buy is green? Read this post about how to judge sustainable building materials.

Glass-filled eco self-build  This environmentally friendly home was built using SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) that offer increased energy efficiency. The windows were made in Denmark and supplied by ADW.

This is a bit big but I like the simple shape Glass-filled eco self-build This environmentally friendly home was built using SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) that offer increased energy efficiency. The windows were made in Denmark and supplied by ADW.

Contemporary Part Earth Sheltered Split Level House, Truro, CornwallSuper insulated timber frame sustainable build utilising recycled insulation, breathable construction and natural materials. Passive solar heating, solar thermal and photovoltaic collecto                                                                                                                                                     More

Contemporary Part Earth Sheltered Split Level House, Truro, CornwallSuper insulated timber frame sustainable build utilising recycled insulation, breathable construction and natural materials. Passive solar heating, solar thermal and photovoltaic collecto

Rocket mass heaters can be build and sculpted with recycled and natural materials. A rocket mass heater offers great efficiency, artistic freedom and allow you to build your own with just basic construction knowledge. Find out more at www.naturalhomes.org/permahome/rocket-mass-heater-basics.htm

HowTo: Keep your house warm. Rocket Mass Heaters and Rocket Stoves at Wheaton Labs (with pics!

Materials The ideal scenario for a sustainable building environment is a future where all materials are safe and replenishable and have no negative impact on human and ecosystem health. Discussion Questions:...

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Submission project for the 2014 Science and Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany. The effects of both Green Buildings .

Hempcrete is a natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire.

Green building materials Hempcrete is an amazing natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire.

Current mainstream building methods are unsustainable, producing large amounts of CO2 both during construction and throughout a building’s life. Thankfully, sustainability is becoming a priority fo…

Current mainstream building methods are unsustainable, producing large amounts of both during construction and throughout a building’s life. Thankfully, sustainability is becoming a priority fo…

Is a simple straw bale kit home one way of driving down the costs of housing? Follow the story of one man's desire to make a prototype.

Vault style strawbale house -- Designing and Self Building an Affordable Straw Bale House « Eco Homes, Energy Efficient Homes, Build a Better Home : House Planning Help

Eco TR10: Green Concrete - MIT Technology Review

TR10: Green Concrete

A green technology concept where concrete is able to adsorb carbon dioxide to reduce to our carbon footprint in construction.

Finalists Create Next Generation of Sustainable Building Products - Straw Panels

Ecococon: Straw Panels “Prefabricated load-bearing Straw Panels are made for cost-efficient and precise construction of super-insulated buildings

wood home

FARO built on Steigereiland an energy neutral residence according to the principles of cradle to cradle meaning that materials after use either decompose or can be used in another product. This house was the first one in the Netherlands that received

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However, current mainstream building methods are unsustainable, producing large amounts of both during construction and throughout a building’s life.

great passive solar design- I would plant row of deciduous trees in front of glass so that in the winter that could act as a giant trombe wall but be shaded to keep it cool in the summer. Trees that max out at 2 stories would allow south face 3rd level roof to accommodate panels!

great passive solar design- I would plant row of deciduous trees in front of glass so that in the winter that could act as a giant trombe wall but be shaded to keep it cool in the summer. Trees that max out at 2 stories would allow south face level ro

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