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Adobe

Adobe

Composition of adobe: An adobe brick is made of clay mixed with water and an organic material such as straw or dung. The soil composition typically ...more

American Clay Earth Plaster

American Clay Earth Plaster

American Clay Earth Plasters are a natural, environmentally friendly way to finish interiors. Non-toxic and made in the USA, these plasters are an ...more

AmeriPolish Concrete Dye

AmeriPolish Concrete Dye

AmeriPolish is a translucent dye that is formulated using extremely fine molecules of color designed to penetrate and color any cementitious surface. ...more

Certainteed AirRenew Gypsum Board

Certainteed AirRenew Gypsum Board

AirRenew® Gypsum Board is for use in interior walls and ceilings.AirRenew catpures VOC's, specifically formaldehyde and other aldehydes, converting ...more

Cob

Cob

Cob is an old method of building with earth and straw or other fibers. It is similar to adobe in that the basic mix of clay and sand is the same, but ...more

Concrete

Concrete

Concrete is a composite material composed mainly of water, aggregate, and cement, and is the most widely used man-made material (measured by ...more

EarthMeasure Remnant Stone

EarthMeasure Remnant Stone

Comprised of remnant stone and redesigned into something that can last decades, with no maintenance, no chemicals and very little embodied energy. ...more

Element by Hycrete

Element By Hycrete

Hycrete’s Element is an admixture that integrally waterproofs concrete used in commercial construction. Certified to Cradle-to-Cradle by McDonough ...more

FibreC Reinforced Concrete

FibreC Reinforced Concrete

FibreC is a lightweight, high-performance concrete that requires no steel reinforcement. A special extrusion process incorporates layers of ...more

Flyash

Flyash

Power plants that burn coal account for more than half of the electricity produced in the United States. These power plants also produce residual ...more

Luminescent Gravel

Luminescent Gravel

Luminescent Gravel is integrated into concrete flooring to enhance emergency-exit signage within a building. The particles can be masked and evenly ...more

Pise (Pneumatically Impacted Stabilized Earth)

Pise (Pneumatically Impacted Stabilized Earth)

Builder David Easton recently developed a new, less labor-intensive way of creating a rammed-earth-type home. The process is called Pneumatically ...more

Rammed Earth

Rammed Earth

Using rammed earth involves a process of compressing a damp mixture of earth that has suitable proportions of sand, gravel and clay (sometimes with ...more

Stucco

Stucco

Stucco is a durable exterior wall covering consisting of cement, lime, and silica applied in several layers over wood or metal lath. Since these ...more

SuperAdobe by Cal-Earth

SuperAdobe By Cal-Earth

Superadobe is a tubular sandbag and barbed wire technology that allows for the creation of a large, long adobe. It is a simple adobe that provides an ...more

Tabby Cement

Tabby Cement

Tabby is a building material consisting of lime, sand, water, and crushed oyster shells. It was made and used on the Sea Islands of coastal South ...more