Monthly Archive: May 2017

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Construction with Recycled Plastic Bottles

In this video from Samarpan Foundation a unique building process is presented. With the use of recycled plastic bottles and fishing net, affordable housing is being constructed for impoverished communities and disaster areas across India, Nepal and Africa. The construction is done without the use of any steel and allows for building in remote...

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Vetrazzo Introduces the Laura U Edition

Vetrazzo recently collaborated with Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design to create a new line of recycled glass surfacing designs. During the six month design and development process, Laura worked closely with the craftsman at Vetrrazzo’s Georgia atelier to come up with four colors that express her design philosophy; Stay Classic....

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Merge Design Co. Increases Recycled Content for extremeconcrete™ Xposed™

Merge Design Company, exclusive manufacturer of the extremeconcrete™ line of eco-sensitive materials and products, has increased the recycled content of its extremeconcrete material, Xposed™, making it even more eco-friendly. Previously, extremeconcrete Xposed™ had consisted of 28 percent recycled content. Now, the company reports that the material’s recycled content has increased to 50...

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CoveringsETC Creates Re-Purposed Furniture with Lufthansa Engine Spool

CoveringsETC showcased their new “Tecknik Project” for Lufthansa Airlines during Miami Ironside’s first “Open Friday Breakfast” monthly event. Their Eco-Terr® “Venetian Terrazzo” in the shade Bergamo Black G was used by the artist Linus Ilario Spano, to re-purpose an engine spool. The table and stools will be used in Lufthansa’s new Florida...

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Tips on Selling Energy Savings

In a blog post by Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd on the Insulation Institute website, Antonio De la Carrera of ADLCL Architecture gives some good advice on how builders can sell energy efficient upgrades to customers. De la Carrera has a great deal of experience with energy efficient, Net Zero and sustainable building. Through this...