Green Building Products The GreenSpec Guide to Residential by Alex Wilson, Mark Piepkorn

By Alex Wilson, Mark Piepkorn

Интерес к удобному, зеленому, практичному жилью сейчас больше, чем когда-либо. Независимо от того озабочены ли вы аллергенами, расходами на электроэнергию, возобновляемостью лесов, или прочностью и долгосрочной ценностью, домовладельцы и строители ищут способы, чтобы их дома здоровым, безопасным, красивым и эффективным.
- Ландшафт и озеленение
- Открытые структуры
- Опалубка
- Фундамент и опоры
- Структурные системы и компоненты
- Обшивка
- Наружная отделка
- Кровля
- Двери и окна
- Изоляция
- Полы и напольные покрытия
- Внутренняя отделка
- Герметики и клей
- Краски и покрытия
- Механические системы / HVAC
- Сантехника, электрика и освещение
- Бытовая техника
- Мебель и обстановка
- Возобновляемые источники энергии
- Дистрибьюторы и розничные торговцы

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Prefabricated site furniture, landscaping timbers, fencing, and other outdoor products made with recycled plastic and wood-plastic composite lumber are available from many sources; they are more durable than wood, require less maintenance, and make use of materials that might otherwise end up in landfills. Products made with durable, rot-resistant, FSC-certified hardwoods such as Ipe can also be a good choice. ) Copyright C Buildin gGreen, Inc. Outdoor Structures Architectural trellises can contribute to reduced solar gain and improved light quality in buildings, increased comfort for outdoor spaces, and are visually appealing.

Com BJM Industries manufactures site furnishings, such as picnic tables, park and garden benches, and planters, from Millennium Lumber - a combination of 100% post-consumer recycled HOPE and postindustrial recycled cellulose (from diaper factory trimmings). Recycled-Plastic Site Amenities OuMor, Inc. O. com OuMor offers a wide array of site amenities made from recycled HOPE plastic lumber. Products include benches, picnic tables, planters, and waste receptacles. The HOPE used in OuMor's recycled plastic furnishings is derived from post-consumer bottle waste resulting in a product that is more than 90% recycled.

This product is re-usable, and comes with a 25-year transferable warranty. Lawn maintenance is a major source of air pollution and contaminated runoff from fertilizers and pesticides. Close to 40 million gas-powered mowers are used on the lawns of America. While domestic manufacturers have decreased their products' emissions significantly (as required by EPA regulations), an hour of mowing the lawn with a current gas-powered machine still pollutes about as much as driving a late-model car for 13 hours.

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