Alternative Materials

Can Deer Antlers Teach Us How to Make Unbreakable Materials?
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Can Deer Antlers Teach Us How to Make Unbreakable Materials?

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the secret... More

Insulating Homes with Natural Sheep's Wool
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Insulating Homes with Natural Sheep's Wool

Havelock Wool is pioneering the use of unaltered sheep’s wool as an... More

Raising the Roof
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Raising the Roof

Tesla unveils Powerwall 2 energy storage, and a solar-integrated series of roofing... More

These Bricks are Made of Recycled Paper
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These Bricks are Made of Recycled Paper

Old newspapers get a second life as PaperBricks by WooJai Lee, which are... More

Builders Scramble to Meet California’s Net-Zero Timetable
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Builders Scramble to Meet California’s Net-Zero Timetable

Some say new regulations could lower the price of energy-efficiency, while others... More

BuildingGreen: Seven Game-Changing Green Building Products for 2017
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BuildingGreen: Seven Game-Changing Green Building Products for 2017

This selection of products from the 15th annual BuildingGreen Top Products list... More

Seven HIVE Takeaways from  J. B. Straubel
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Seven HIVE Takeaways from J. B. Straubel

The Founder and Chief Technical Officer from Tesla shared his thoughts on... More

4 Reasons Why the Shipping Container Housing Trend is Here to Stay
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4 Reasons Why the Shipping Container Housing Trend is Here to Stay

Shipping container homes have been proliferating, modestly, as consumers look for... More

Fifteen Tons of Rubble Form Rotterdam House
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Fifteen Tons of Rubble Form Rotterdam House

The bricks forming the facade of this tall, skinny house in Rotterdam are made... More

This Man is Building a Village Out of Plastic Bottles
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This Man is Building a Village Out of Plastic Bottles

Robert Bezeau has more than a million bottles, and he’s already begun construction. More

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