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.
One West Virginia couple has made a home entirely of repurposed windows and salvaged materials.
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.
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.
The Boy Scouts of America's high-adventure base camp is a world-class model for sustainability and environmental stewardship.
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 ...
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 ...