Category: Sustainable Surface Videos

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How Bamboo Flooring is Made

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable building materials. With more than 1000 species of bamboo, this versatile plant can grow in a wide range of environments and is very hardy, not needing pesticides or herbicides to grow well. The most important quality of bamboo is...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...