Salvaged Materials

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Green kitchen products

Products that save energy and protect the environment More

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Recycling opportunities are growing

After a recent demolition, though, the remodeler found himself with huge steel girders and other scrap metal that he knew he had no use for. He called 20 different people to offer it for free, before he found someone willing to salvage it. More

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Longevity, Durability, and Recyclability Make Metal Roofing a Good Choice for Sustainable Building

There is a house in Omaha, Neb., that is unlike any other in the stateóperhaps the country. Built under HUD's Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), this "Concept Home" is loaded with 60 of the best technologies and products home building has to offer and is seen as a model for the future of home construction. The roof the agency chose to use on the house is made from metal. More

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Tips for Deconstructing

According to the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, residential demolition and remodeling account for over 50 million tons of debris going to landfills every year. More

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Synthetic Decking

A lot has happened since four enterprising Mobil executives found a way to meld... 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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Merit green remodeling design award
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New composite deck add-ons and colors

As competition between manufacturers of composite decking increases, and as the... More

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Interior Trim Products

A wide variety of wood species are salvaged from old mills, barns, factories, and... More

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