Green building is about more than the materials you use—but it does matter which products you choose. Below are some common elements and features of any commercial or residential building project. We’ve taken each element and provided green building alternatives to traditional materials. Choose any of them to learn more about sustainable ideas and resources for your green project.

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Plastics: Building Material of the 20th Century

Until 1900, writes Robert Bailey, building construction largely involved three basic available materials: wood, stone, and clay (earth). The 20th Century, however, saw the advent of more materials than all past centuries...

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Energy Conserving Claim Of Plastics Used In Building And Construction

In a one-year study, plastic building and construction materials saved 467.2 trillion Btu’s of energy over alternative construction materials. The energy saved by using plastic building and construction materials in one year is...

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Comparing Energy/Emissions of Building Products

Compare Environmental Cost When Choosing Sustainable Materials A Green Building Solutions Report When you choose green building materials, how do they impact the environment? How much energy, emissions, etc., are used even...

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