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    Fireclay Tile's Debris Series

    The tiles in the Debris series contain more than 62 percent recycled materials.

     
  • Coverings Etc Bio-Luminum Tiles Now Available

    Bio-Luminum tiles are made from 100 percent aircraft aluminum alloy.

     
  • Recycled Leather Yields Tiles

     
  • hot top

    Custom-Bilt Metals' FusionSolar system integrates a thin-film solar laminate with a standing seam metal roof, resulting in a turnkey solution that it says is more affordable than traditional roof-mounted solar installations and will pay for itself in 10 y

     
  • Structural Integrity

    There are a lot of people out there who can credibly call themselves green builders, but we don't know any custom builder who lives and breathes the green way more than David Warner.

     
  • Recycled Materials Create Tiles

    Two easily recyclable materials come together in one beautiful tile collection by Erin Adams.

     
  • Energy-Efficient Light Fixture From Flux

    Michelle Kaufmann, AIA, partnered with Flux, a Seattle-based industrial design studio, to create Vessel. The snazzy, energy-efficient light fixture comprises a slender, blown-glass cylinder that doubles as a vase and a powder-coated metal base that casts light from both ends.

     
  • scientific method

    Kaplan Thompson Architects: If the budget is tight, Kaplan Thompson often turns to TopLabPLUS, a cellulose fiber-and resin-based surfacing material known for its sterility and imperviousness.

     
  • screen dreams

    Japanese sliding doors from German shoji manufacturer Shoji Living are now distributed in the United States. Crafted of vertical-grain Douglas fir recovered from managed forests, the handmade screens can be speced with three different facings: polyester-reinforced paper, PVC-laminated shoji paper...

     
  • chop top

    Made from end-grain bamboo bonded with a formaldehyde-free and food-safe adhesive, the 1 1/2-inch-thick panels come in three standard sizes--30 inches by 96 inches, 36 inches by 72 inches, and 48 inches by 96 inches.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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