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PlanetReuse helped source the flooring and ramps used in the Audible.com headquarters. Photo: PlanetReuse
Feature from Paula Felps
Finding salvaged materials for construction projects is no easy feat. Enter PlanetReuse, a sort of Match.com for homeowners, contractors, architects and builders to connect with others who have discarded materials ready for reuse.

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Nick Olson and Lilah Horowitz built a cabin in West Virginia out of repurposed windows and found objects. Photo: Nick Olson
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Quick Bit from Paula Felps
One West Virginia couple has made a home entirely of repurposed windows and salvaged materials.

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Daniel Harper refurbished this 70-year-old Chambers stove as part of his kitchen remodel. Photo: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Feature from Paula Felps
The Reuse Inspiration Contest, sponsored by Construction Junction and publicized by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, pits contestants against each other in using reclaimed items for home-renovation and art projects.

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Nike's concept store in Shanghai was built completely out of trash and recylced materials by Miniwiz Sustainable Development. Photo: Miniwiz Sustainable Development
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Quick Bit from Paula Felps
A Nike concept store in China takes recycling to a whole new level -- no virgin materials were used to make the store.

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Phil Horton of the Arizona State University and University of New Mexico team gave a tour of the SHADE house at the Solar Decathlon 2013 held at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. Photo: Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
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Feature from Melanie Medina
The 2013 Solar Decathlon features college students facing off in a quest to build the best solar-powered house on the block.

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The Sustainability Treehouse at Summit Bechtel Reserve is both a model of sustainability and a classroom for learning about how the principles of sustainability can be applied to daily living. Photo: Gary Hartley
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Feature from Paula Felps
The Boy Scouts of America's high-adventure base camp is a world-class model for sustainability and environmental stewardship.

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Photo: Flickr/AtomBoy200
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Quick Bit from Haley Shapley
Ever wondered what becomes of shingles when they’re no longer serving their purpose on rooftops? Many are used in asphalt to pave roads — which is a much better alternative than being sent to a landfill. Learn more about how ...

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The first hospital in the world to receive the LEED Platinum Certification, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas has six interior gardens representing different ecosystems in which sister facilities are located. Photo: Dell  Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Quick Bit from Peggy Phillips
It’s OK, health care, take a chance on going green. A study five years ago and a follow-up done just to be sure have confirmed that there’s a minimal cost, if any, to give health care facilities greener designs. Results ...

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Utrecht-based firm Zecc Architecten specializes in cultural heritage projects that bring forgotten structures back to their former glory. Photo: Zecc Architecten
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Feature from Mary Mazzoni
This home conversion in the Netherlands, once the gymnasium of an abandoned school building, may make you think twice about unused public spaces.

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News from Patricia Escarcega
In 2011, more than 85 million tons of steel was recycled, an increase of nearly 10 million net tons from the previous year.

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