Alternative Materials

Insulating Homes with Natural Sheep's Wool
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Insulating Homes with Natural Sheep's Wool

Havelock Wool is pioneering the use of unaltered sheep’s wool as an... More

Highs & Lows of Price Volatility for Building Materials
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Highs & Lows of Price Volatility for Building Materials

Materials such as drywall and copper pipes have experienced extreme volatility in... More

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Getting Warmer: Ecological Economics and the Real Costs of Energy Getting Warmer: Ecological Economics and the Real Costs of Energy

An alternative economic theory that provides more reasons why using sustainable materials and undertaking energy retrofits is a good idea. More

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Tulikivi Soapstone Fireplaces Tulikivi Soapstone Fireplaces

An alternative heat source ideal for retrofits, Tulikivi fireplaces, handcrafted from Finnish soapstone, create a naturally radiant environment. More

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Bio-Plastic Solutions BioBead Corner Bead Bio-Plastic Solutions BioBead Corner Bead

Made from a sustainable corn-based resin, BioBead Corner Bead is intended as a replacement for PVC or ABS corner bead, and is an alternative to metal corner bead where moisture and rust are concerns. More

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Hazardous Materials Handled Right Hazardous Materials Handled Right

The EnviroStars program assesses and provides guidance for small businesses to recycle and properly dispose of hazardous materials. More

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JLG LiftPod JLG LiftPod

Designed to replace ladders, the LiftPod combines the stability of a work platform with the portability of a ladder. More

Remodelers Choose From Widening Array of Hands-On Green Training Opportunities
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Remodelers Choose From Widening Array of Hands-On Green Training Opportunities

Doing their part to close the "green gap," remodelers tap into growing number of... More

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