Four Myths About Natural Stone (And Why They’re Not True)

Posted by Stephanie Vozza, Guest Columnist

Jul 11, 2016 3:03:20 PM

While natural stone is a popular material, there are several myths surrounding its use that cause homeowners to question its practicality.

Natural stone is one of the most beautiful materials available for residential and commercial design. Each piece is unique, not manmade, and can fit effortlessly into a variety of decors, making it a top choice for consumers and designers.

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Egyptian Upcycled Chairs are Created with "Plastex," Made From Plastic Bags

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 11, 2016 3:10:26 AM

The company achieves higher quality products by first melting down the bags and creating the plastic material, then using it to build products.

The company backgrounder describes the idea's genesis:

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Urban Design that Discourages Wasteful Travel

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 10, 2016 4:22:13 PM

Tips for developers to convince potential residents to leave the car behind.

Communities located close to a variety of transportation options are on the rise, and some developers are even creating completely car-free communities. While many people would gladly say goodbye to car payments and high maintenance costs associated with car ownership, others would be less likely to leave the car behind. However, there are effective ways developers can reach potential residents and convey the benefits of living without a car.

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Sustainable Innovation: Sealed Paper Packaging

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 3, 2016 4:01:11 PM

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs have developed the world´s first Sealed Paper Packaging.

Instead of using polymer film, a new solution enables production of dust-tight packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains, flour or powders using sustainable mono-material paper, which contains no additional polymer fractions.

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Mid-Rise Wood Frame Construction Projects Receive Development Grants

Posted by Juliet Grable

Mar 4, 2016 1:28:17 PM

Architects and builders are looking to wood as a sustainable alternative for mid-rise construction.

THE COUNTY'S FIRST mid-rise wood frame construction projects will soon be going up, one on each coast. These buildings will rely on mass timber construction, a category that includes engineered beams, or glulams, and the less familiar cross-laminated timber panels.

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