The cement industry accounts for at least five percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions. Masonry block used extensively in the housing arena contributes to this footprint. Watershed Materials stand to take a huge dent out of the conventional masonry carbon footprint with its low cement block. But its natural good looks will win our hearts.
One Million bottles of beer on the wall. One Million bottles of beer on the wall. Take one down, crush and spin it around, then there is… Okay, you get the picture. In fact, Realm of Design used 500,000 beer bottles to create the limestone looking green concrete facade of their Nevada 30,000 square foot manufacturing […]
Team NJ’s Solar Decathon’s ENJOY House. Photo by Credit: Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon The ENJOY beach house built by Team New Jersey was my first stop at the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Of course, my home state’s house received priority. Their 962 square foot home was built using precast Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with […]
While visiting Ann Arbor, Michigan this summer, I got an upclose and personal view of pervious (porous) pavement. I have always been a fan of this type of pavement to counteract our “paving paradise to put a parking lot” philosophy and reduce our storm water run-off problem. You know. All the flooding associated with more pavement […]
Photo by Fernando de Sousa. I hope you all are enjoying your Labor Day weekend. Today is beautiful and not a cloud in the sky. How is your weekend treating you? Well, here is some light green reading for you to kick start the old work week tomorrow. Featured are articles ranging from how water increases […]