When it comes picking a green surface material, there's a lot out there to choose from. And we're going to give you another option, Elements by Durcon. Elements is made with 10% post-consumer recycled glass, an epoxy resin, and fine quartz. Available in five main colors, Elements is non-porous and has inherent anti-fungal and anti-microbial characteristics. The surface does not require sealing, and according to Durcon, it will not off-gas.
Hot on the heels of our prior coverage of the Rainscreen Shed and the International Shed of the Year comes this solar-powered beauty, the Microhouse. According to Naomi Seldin of Simpler Living, the 100 square-foot tiny house is part of the Human = Landscape exhibit going on in City Hall Park in Burlington, Vermont. The Microhouse was built by Alex Carver and Christopher North of Northern Timbers Construction with the design help of landscape architect and metal artist H. Keith Wagner.
Jerry Yudelson is a machine when it comes to publishing new books on cutting-edge green building topics. In his latest book, Green Building Trends: Europe, Yudelson tackles a topic that's popping up in the news more and more. Whether the topic is couched in a discussion of PassivHaus, Swedish prefabrication, or otherwise, it surfaces as a question: Are Europeans more advanced that Americans when it comes to green building design and innovation?