Category: Sustainable Surface Videos

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Video: Randek Robotic Building Systems

Wood has traditionally been used as a main building material and is considered the best material for framing. When wood is sustainably harvested, it is a renewable resource that stores carbon for the life of the building.  Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) garners the most attention but other mass timber products like Nail Laminated...

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Lapitec Introduces Bio-care

Pollution in cities is not only a risk to our health but it also has a damaging effect on buildings, external cladding, monuments and infrastructures. The main cause of damage to buildings is the build up of organic matter which deposits on the surface. In this video from Lapitec, new Bio-care technology is...

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NYC Creates Oyster Reef Using Recycled Toilets

In an effort to protect the shoreline, New York City is dumping crushed porcelain into Jamaica Bay to create an oyster reef. Not only is this project diverting waste from the landfill but it is also saving water. The toilets used to create the reef are being removed from schools across the...

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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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Making Roof Tiles From Recycled Plastics

This video featuring Britanica Tiles shows the process of turning discarded mixed plastic waste into roofing tiles. Hard and soft plastics are shredded and mixed with sand to create the necessary consistency to be pressed into tile molds. The resulting product is a durable, functional and sustainable alternative roofing option. You may...

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ByFusion Introduces RePlast – A Recycled Plastic Building Material

In this video ByFusion introduces its alternative building material created by converting 100 percent plastic waste. RePlast, the resulting product, requires no glues or adhesives for use, can contribute to LEED certification for construction and communities, produces 95 percent lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GhG) compared to concrete block and creates high thermal and...

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Green Building Show: The Sustainable Kitchen

This episode of Green Building Show, posted by Light Home (an Australian website about lightweight and sustainable architecture, design, building and living), focuses on green building trends and processes primarily is Australia. This video episode features sustainability in the kitchen and has an interview with sustainable design and construction specialist Sharon Hamilton...

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A Very Green Kitchen at the University of Pennsylvania

This video explains how when adding a kitchen to the Penn Women’s Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it became a great example of how an environmentally friendly kitchen can be created. While it doesn’t focus exclusively on the surfacing, there are some really interesting aspects to sustainable building that are covered,...

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Video Introduces LEED v4 Certification

This video is produced by a sustainable building educator by the name of GreenCE Education. Although GreenSurfaceResource.com does not specifically endorse the company, the following video is a great introduction to the latest version of LEED certification (v4) as developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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GreenSurfaceResource.com Launches Green Surface Insider Newsletter

GreenSurfacingResource.com recently launched the inaugural edition of its email newsletter for those interested in the industry – The Green Surface Insider. In its first year the newsletter will be quarterly, with a fifth “Best of” special edition. The frequency will then increase in future years based on demand and reader support. “This...

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Students Help Develop Recycled-Glass Concrete

This video is an informative piece of investigative journalism produced by Jose Espinosa for USA Green Stories. Although this media company now appears to be defunct, the following video remains interesting and applicable to today’s market for recycled surfacing materials. In the video, Espinosa visits students at Pennsylvania State University as they...

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Discarded Wood Transformed Into Stunning Countertop

This thoughtful video produced by Craig Sowers of Kitchens by Craig in Albuquerque, N.M., shows how old pieces of discarded wood can be reclaimed and fabricated into a beautiful butcher-block countertop. Reclaimed wood reduces deforestation, and it saves all the energy that goes into felling trees and manufacturing new lumber. In this...

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Kraftmaid Launches YouTube Channel to Assist in Specifying its Eco-conscious Cabinets

Kraftmaid Cabinetry launched a YouTube education channel to help those in the design community, i.e. architects and designers, to keep up on the most recent design technology. The company is known for its commitment to environmentalism continually monitoring its environmental impact. According to the company, it does this by using energy efficient...

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Video Shows Installation of Sustainable Marmoleum Flooring

The following timelapse video (and appropriate musical accompaniment) produced by Jon Emmerich details the installation of marmoluem flooring in the form of interlocking tiles. According to Forbo, a leading manufacturer of marmoleum, this type of flooring is comprised of 97 percent natural materials, 72 percent of which are renewable within 10 years....

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Recycled Glass Countertops Featured in News

The video below was produced by Shaw TV News in South Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. It includes an interview with a local manufacturer of recycled glass countertops, Vittrium Building Products, and summarizes the process the company uses to create custom countertops. The final product is made of 80 percent recycled glass bottles...

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A Look at the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard ANSI/NSC-373

This video explains the ANSI/NSC-373 standard for “Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone” developed by the Natural Stone Council (NSC) and the reason behind them. It was put out by BillLevyProductions, and offers interviews with a variety of industry players and some of the people behind the standard’s development, explaining why it...