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    Green Building Materials: Resource Efficiency

    Resource efficiecy: A modern shed made from recycled materials

    Credit: Lumpytrout [CC BY-SA 4.0 ] via Wikimedia Commons

    As we learned in the previous article, there are several approaches that can be implemented when selecting green building materials, of which, resource efficiency is a key element. Resource efficiency is rather a broad term, and can be achieved by incorporating building materials that fall under any of the categories listed below: Read more

  • What is a Green Home?

    What is a green home?

    Green homes are becoming increasingly in vogue and offer many benefits to home owners, as well as their family, local…

  • Playing With Fire: Flame Retardants Do More Harm than Good

    Playing With Fire: Flame Retardants Do More Harm Than Good

    Flame retardants used in furniture and household products are supposed to protect people by reducing the risk of household fires, but they contain known carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and other chemicals deemed unsafe. High levels of exposure to these chemicals can do more harm than good.

  • Lighting up Africa

    Lighting up Africa with solar power

    Lighting Africa aims to bring clean solar lighting to 250 million people in Africa by 2030, which will benefit these communities and the environment.