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"10 Cutting-edge, Energy-efficient Building Materials" Buildings made from insulated concrete forms use 20% LESS energy than frame houses!

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from Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Using a combination of pre- and post-consumer content, BioGlass is a material that can be used for countertops, backsplashes, partition walls, staircases, and exterior cladding.

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A shape-shifting building material based on pinecones a unique building material—a surface that changes its appearance automatically when exposed to water, whether directly, or via humidity. He has told the media that the new material was inspired by pinecones.

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from SustainaFest Tiny House Project

Materials The ideal scenario for a sustainable building environment is a future where all materials are safe and replenishable and have no negative impact on human and ecosystem health. Discussion Questions:...

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from HowStuffWorks

By some estimates, SIPs save 50 percent in energy costs over houses built from conventional materials [source: NAHB Research Center]. But some people think they're ugly, and architects generally don't have much experience using the material. - HowStuffWorks "10 Cutting-edge, Energy-efficient Building Materials"

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