Green Materials

Basalite Brings Green Concrete Masonry to the Emerald City
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Basalite Brings Green Concrete Masonry to the Emerald City

Basalite announced expansion of its green concrete masonry offerings by installing... More

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Look-a-like Masonry Products Garnering Attention

I’ve included a number of news items in this week’s newsletter about proposed new building products. Activists in the green building movement are increasingly investing their time, talent and treasure in projects to create a new generation of building materials. These innovative products are often units shaped like conventional clay-fired brick and concrete masonry units. And at first glance, these products appear to be less harmful to the environment. But are they viable replacements? More

Earning a Reputation
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Earning a Reputation

Masonry proves its sustainability, brick-by-brick. More

Keeping It Clean
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Keeping It Clean

Cast stone offers environmental benefits with self-cleaning cement. More

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Green Materials Market in 2013: $80 Billion
Concrete Goes Green
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Concrete Goes Green

A Nevada development company gives eco-friendly concrete a new name. More

Southern Hospitality
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Southern Hospitality

For the past quarter century, the New American Home has been influencing... More

Sustainable Design and Natural Stone
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Sustainable Design and Natural Stone

Too often, sustainable design is equated to earning LEED points on a project. But... More

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Soaking up the Sun: Trombe Walls and Solar Gain

The Trombe wall utilizes passive solar to effect energy savings in sun-filled climates. More

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