Articles With "recycled" Tag

Custom Color Sustainable Ceramic Tile Now Available from Fireclay Tile


Founded in 1986, Fireclay Tile is a leading manufacturer of sustainable glass and ceramic tile that is based in San Jose, California. Fireclay creates 100% of its own product from locally sourced and recycled materials and produces its lead-free glazes in-house. All of its product lines can contribute to achieving LEED certification.

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SOAK in a Pop-Up Spa Repurposed from Reclaimed Shipping Containers


San Francisco startup, SOAK, inspired by Amsterdam saunas and dubbed, “an urban bathhouse for healthy hedonists,” has turned shipping containers into a spa that can be transported to any urban location.

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Eagle Ridge Does Much with Little and Wins 2013 AIA Housing Award


Winning the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Award in the One and Two Family Custom Housing category, Eagle Ridge is located on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state. It was designed by Gary Gladwish Architecture to satisfy the client’s desire for high levels of energy efficiencies while accommodating accessibility concerns.

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San Francisco Exploratorium Shoots for LEED Gold and the World’s Largest Net-Zero Museum


The historic Exploratorium, a science museum in San Francisco, California, has been working on its $300 million project to relocate from the Palace of Fine Arts to Piers 15 and 17 at the heart of the Bay Area’s waterfront Embarcadero. It is the first major development to be undertaken on the waterfront since the San Francisco Giants’ ballpark was built over a decade ago.

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Cottonwood Meadow Hybrid Container Home on Sierra Nevada Blueberry Farm


Kyle and Hannah have been building a hybrid container home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California where they are attempting to grow blueberries. Their blog at chronicles the design, site preparation, and construction of the home that incorporates shipping containers with traditional construction methods and their previous home that was relocated onto the new property.

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LEED Platinum Texas Home Has Net-Zero Water Use


This 3,600 square feet home in Leon Springs, Texas is LEED Platinum-certified and features several affordable green building strategies that contribute to its net-zero water use. The homeowners asked architect Karla Greer (of Lake Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas) for a sustainable home that celebrated nature and provided space for entertaining and energy-efficient living.

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