Sustainable Building & Energy Efficiency: The Week in Review

Sustainable Building & Energy Efficiency: The Week in Review

Some of this week’s top news from the world of green building and sustainable design. The Business Case for Green Building from World Green Building Council World GBC report highlights several benefits green buildings offer various stakeholders throughout a building’s life cycle.   NYSERDA Offering Low-Income NYC Residents Energy-Efficient Building Assistance New York State Energy […]

Deconstruction + Reclaimed Building Materials: EcoBuilding Bargains

Deconstruction + Reclaimed Building Materials: EcoBuilding Bargains

Traditional demolition can be extremely wasteful, so we’re a huge fan of deconstruction to preserve reusable materials. Massachusetts-based EcoBuilding Bargains is a unique business that cuts construction waste and saves money for customers, by offering both deconstruction services and a retail outlet for all those reclaimed building materials.

PolyWhey: Natural, Low VOC, Water-Based Polyurethane Wood Finish

Low VOC, Water-Based Polyurethane Wood Finish: PolyWhey

A high-quality polyurethane finish is the key to preserving wood furniture and floors. Unfortunately, traditional petroleum-based products (and even many water-based finishes) contain some pretty nasty chemicals. Produced in Vermont using whey protein from the dairy industry, PolyWhey is a natural, safe, and durable alternative to these toxic finishes.