It looks like Joel Klippert, a true Benjamin Franklin of green products innovation, has developed another great green material. Building on his success with PaperStone and EcoTop, his company now offers EcoClad, a beautiful exterior cladding sure to please architects bent on sustainable design.
EcoClad can contribute to up to seven LEED credits and is made of a proprietary 50/50 blend of FSC-certified post-consumer recycled paper and wood fiber, and also with bamboo fibers. Everything is bound together with a water based co-polymer resin, and the resulting product is durable, scratch-resistent, and stylish.
EcoClad is available in 10 wood grains and 8 matte colors, all as stock products, but more and various custom color matching is available from Kliptech. Standard sheet sizes are 1/4″ x 48″ x 96″, but as with the colors, custom sizes can also be fabricated. Read more about EcoClad specs here.