Renewable

Renewable building materials and products that are being used in the construction industry.

Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits

Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & … Read more »

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Going green with steel

February 2014 Rural Builder cover

- By Sharon Thatcher -Rural builders know that a customer wants a building that serves an intended purpose and doesn’t cost a lot to own. Rarely are they asking for a “life cycle analysis” or demanding LEED compliance. But increasingly … Read more »

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Making money from waste: the potential for anaeorbic digester support buildings

- By Sharon Thatcher – What to do with tons of manure? If you’re a rural contractor with a farm clientele, you know it’s a question faced by every livestock farmer, especially the big ones. With all the emphasis on … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, RB December 2013, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Magazine, Sustainability | Tagged anaeorbic digesters, digester support buildings, rural contractors | Leave a comment

Sukup Mfg.’s “50 Homes for Humanity” goal reached

As part of Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s 50th Anniversary, Sukup teamed up with Global Compassion Network to raise money to provide 50 Sukup Safe T Homes to areas in desperate need of housing. Together with GCN, the goal was to raise … Read more »

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Portland State to build green roof research site on Walmart store

— Portland, Ore. — The design of green roofs—and all of their stormwater filtering, energy efficiency enabling, heat island mitigating, and habitat providing features—is poised to improve following a two-year research partnership between Portland State University (PSU) and Walmart that … Read more »

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Metl-Span announces ‘green booth’ for Greenbuild

 Metl-Span® will be bringing a Green Booth to Greenbuild to introduce its Envolution™ Architectural Products, the company’s branded line of architectural panels, trim items and accessories. All carpet, signage and graphics in the eco-friendly booth are made from material containing … Read more »

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Solar Decathlon residence boasts Metal Sales roof

Metal Sales Supports Team Kentuckiana’s Sustainable, Post-Disaster House in Competition LOUISVILLE, KY…Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is a proud sponsor of Team Kentuckiana in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design and … Read more »

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McElroy Metal incorporates renewables with new Inovateus solar system

South Bend, Ind. — Inovateus Solar LLC, a worldwide installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, has embarked on a rooftop solar array project that will be installed on McElroy Metal’s Peachtree City, Georgia manufacturing location as part of … Read more »

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Englert unveils new architectural binder, updated with flash drive capability

Englert Inc.’s new ArchNotes architectural binder is a unique resource that provides architects with electronic files containing a complete array of product literature and data – everything needed to complete a project on one single flash drive.   Whether it … Read more »

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All CSSA members achieve code compliance certification

The Certified Steel Stud Association announced all members have achieved CSSA Code Compliance Certification. The CSSA worked closely with the ICC Evaluation Service to develop an industry leading code compliance program, and ICC-ES is the administrator of the CSSA Code … Read more »

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