Recycled Materials

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Mixing It Up: Crossville Mixology Tile

Recycled content in Mixology and all of the maker's other tile lines is now SCS-certified. More

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Low Rates of Metal Recycling Handicap Green Tech
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Fireclay Tile Debris Series Recycled Tile

Incorporating more than 62% recycled materials, Debris Series recycled tile features a unique clay body that contains more post-industrial and post-consumer waste than any other tile on the market. More

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Modwalls Viridian Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile

Viridian recycled glass mosaic tile is made of 98% pre-consumer recycled glass salvaged from reclaimed windows and manufacturing waste from window and windshield production. More

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Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes Showcases Sustainable Building

When builder Mike Scarlett signed on to participate in the HBA of Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes, which debuted in September, he had never so much as built an Energy Star house. But he rose to the challenge, hiring a consultant to help him decode such eco-measures as spray-foam insulation, dual-flush toilets, and the use of recycled materials. Scarlett, owner of Scarlett Custom Homes in Frisco, Texas, was one of seven builders who showcased Parade homes that feature key building techniques from the Green Built North Texas program. The new certification program, scheduled for rollout in early 2008, is a regional adaptation of NAHBís Model Green Home Building Guidelines and requires builders to implement a minimum of 38 components from six categories, ranging from energy and water efficiency to recycling and indoor air quality. More

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Recycling the Roof

Roof tear-offs account for an estimated 11 million tons or about 53 million cubic... More

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