'Plastic wood' is no green guarantee : Nature News & Comment Jun 5, 2013 Ishmael Tirado watches as his fellow construction workers rebuild the Steeplechase Pier, a central feature of New York's iconic Coney Island boardwalk. Planks of tropical ipê wood that were torn asunder by last year's Hurricane Sandy lie in grey stacks behind him, ready to be scrapped or recycled, but
Sustainability Report: Are Composite Building Materials Sustainable Jun 2, 2017 Composite building materials provide one alternative touted as a “green building” option. Some newer composites are going mainstream—wood-like boards made of recycled plastic, or a combination of wood and plastic are commonly used for building outdoor decks. But the construction industry is slow to
Material Strategies for Sustainable Construction - Architect Magazine Oct 4, 2017 To achieve full reuse potential, the architects could have specified repurposed or recycled materials for this envelope—including the plastic sheeting as The recent surge of interest in tall wood construction is, in large part, a testament to the environmental appeal of “depositing” carbon versus effectively
Guide to Plastic Lumber - GreenBiz the building and construction industry away from what we call worst in class building materials, and towards healthier, commercially .. Materials used. 2). Recycled content. 3). Potential recyclability. No determination is made as to whether plastic lumber is on the whole either more or less preferable to other materials with
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Composite Wood is a Green Choice LBM May 1, 2014 Wood plastic composites do provide a sustainable alternative to wood decking materials; manufacturers of composite wood products have been working hard to ensure Green construction codes, like the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), include options for buildings to be constructed using a
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The Plastic Building Product Revolution Builder Magazine Jan 16, 2004 With factories running 24 hours a day to meet demand, makers of plastic-based building materials such as decking, fencing, and siding are moving into U.S. Plastic Lumber (USPL), based in Boca Raton, Fla., offers unreinforced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) decking made from 90 percent recycled
6 Energy-Efficient Green Building Materials Schooled By Science Feb 21, 2017 Recycled Wood/Plastic Composite Lumber. Recycled or reclaimed wood are typical examples of efficient green building materials. Apart from keeping wood scraps out of our nation's landfills, recycled wood has many advantages when constructing a home. The added durability of recycled and reclaimed