PROGRAM GOAL AND OBJECTIVES:The goal of the Green Building Program is to increase awareness of construction and demolition waste issues, and to reduce the amount of construction and demolition waste entering the waste stream.Program objectives:
- to encourage construction and demolition waste reduction in public and private projects
- to promote environmentally preferred building concepts, techniques and materials.
- Tool Kit Development and Distribution (to Wabash County municipalities, county government, non-profit organizations and contractors)
- Technical Support to Public Projects
- Construction Project Rating System
- Web Site Development (application on www.slashthetrash.com)
- Special Events (displays, seminars, demonstrations).
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TOOL KIT OVERVIEW:
The Green Building Tool Kit (Green Building Guidelines – written by Sam Miller, CSO Architects) consists of a large, bound manual. It contains:
- green building concepts and case studies
- resources for further research
- sample RFP Spec language
- construction project promotions.
Click here to download The Green Building Guidelines in PDF format.
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On page 2, you will find the general table of contents for the Green Building Guidelines. Click on the section of interest and you will be taken to that section.
On page 46, you will find a list of divisions for the Green Products section. Click on the division title. You will be taken to the corresponding division.
In both the Resources and the Products sections, you will find live Web site links to the companies and products listed.
Below are live links for companies and products listed in the Green Building Guidelines. Those links are updated on a monthly basis.
The Wabash County Solid Waste Management District and CSO Architects, Engineers & Interiors make no warranty, expressed or implied, or offer any endorsement through the inclusion of specific products in this guide. It remains the sole responsibility of the user to determine how best to employ the resources and products presented here.
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Great Internet resources for you to browse and learn more about Green Building –
Advanced Building Technologies – a database of building-related, environmentally appropriate technologies. Extensive descriptions and contact information for products in several categories, including indoor air quality, daylighting, non-toxic materials, waste management, electricity production, water conservation, energy efficiency and recycled materials. (EBN)
Building Environmental Science and Technology – Many great facts and figures are found among these essays and other resources. Of particular interest is the Green Building Primer, available online in its entirety at no charge. (EBN)
Campus Environmental Stewardship Program – This site, based at Brown University, has a variety of information and resources for addressing sustainable practices on campus.
E Build.com – This is the Environmental Building News Web site. The Back Issues section features full text of most product reviews from their six years of publication, as well as some of their most popular feature articles and news stories. The Events Calendar is the most comprehensive that we know, including many events not listed in the print edition. The Current Issues page tells you what they have just published, with links to Web sites mentioned in the newsletter. Highlights of the Greenbuilding E-Mail Discussion Group are organized by topic. You can order back issues, the E Build Library CD-ROM, and their Product Catalog.
E Design Online – This online-only journal offers a great collection of essays and articles on many topics of interest, including building commissioning, indoor air quality and sustainable design. Most are reprinted from other sources (including EBN). They are doing a great service by choosing the best and posting them here. (EBN)
Environmental Design and Construction – Author: John Siler – A high-quality trade magazine with useful articles on all aspects of environmentally responsible design and construction. Districted free to qualified subscribers. Supported by advertising. (EBN)
European Directory of Sustainable and Energy Efficient Building 1999 – James & James Ltd. – A collection of articles on topics ranging from material choices to solar applications to low-energy cooling, followed by a directory of over 3,000 companies active in these fields. (EBN)
Energy Star Web Site – Up-to-date descriptions of the many energy efficiency programs and incentives available under the umbrella of Energy Star. (EBN)
Florida Solar Energy Center – FSEC has long been a leading source of good technical data on energy efficiency in hot, humid climates. Now you can get much of their material online. Check out the technical articles from the Building Design Assistance Center, and the projects of the Advanced Technologies Division. (EBN)
Global Eco-village Network – The hub for the eco-villages movement sustainable living systems that are “light on the land.”
Global Green USA – The American affiliate of Green Cross International founded by Mikhail Gorbachev works in cooperation with individuals, industry and government to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable future.
Global Green USA
227 Broadway, Suite 302
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Greenbuilding E-Mail Discussion Group – Cosponsored by EBN, Oikos and CREST, this forum has now been active for over a year and has over 400 participants. It’s a great place to ask questions and share insights about design strategies, technologies, and the philosophical underpinnings of green building. If you’re joining for the first time, we suggest that you peruse the archives (available at http://www.oikos.com/resources/maillist.html). To join, send the command, “subscribe greenbuilding” in the body of an e-mail message. You must send this command from the e-mail account you will be using to receive and post messages to the group. (EBN)
Green Development Services – Author: Rocky Mountain Institute (1997). Contains a wealth of resources on environmental design and construction. http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid168.phpGreening Federal Facilities
IAQ List – E-mail discussion group on indoor air quality issues is quite active and fairly technical. A very useful resource for professionals! Click to gain access to the list archives and subscribe to the list.
Indigo Development – A division of RPP International, A California firm focused on research and systems design. Special emphasis is given to industrial ecology and sustainable development.
International Dark-Sky Association – IDA is the hub for information on light pollution worldwide. For years they have been making the win-win case for darker skies through more efficient use of outdoor lighting. In addition to links to other organizations around the world, they have an excellent collection of fact sheets that can be read online or ordered in print.
LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design: Green Building Rating System – Outline of the US Green Building Council’s Green Buildings Rating System. A living document that continues to evolve, this draft was current as of July, 1998.
NRDC’s Washington, D.C. Eco-Office: Tomorrow’s Workplace Today – a detailed description of one of the most environmentally conscious offices in any urban area. The Natural Resources Defense Council took two floors of a reasonably efficient building and made them into a model of green office design.
OIKOS – Featuring the REDI Guide: Resources for Environmental Design Index to green building products and materials, a searchable database that is up-to-date and extensive. Oikos also offers an online bookstore, full content of the Energy-Source Builder newsletter, and other useful tidbits. (EBN)
Pre Consultants – Netherlands group that has worked on eco-indicators and life-cycle assessment.
Rocky Mountain Institute – RMI is a think tank and advocacy organization that is leading the way in energy efficiency and environmental design. RMI’s Green Development Services team consults on many high-profile projects. The Institute’s newsletters are a great read, and are included on this site.
Smart Growth Network: Development that Serves Economy, Community and Environment – The Smart Growth Network is a coalition of developers, planners, government officials, lending institutions and others involved in the development process in US cities and states. This site offers essays and other information on development, buildings, and regional planning, with special attention paid to alternatives to Sprawl.
Sustainable Business – Formerly the Sustainable Business Network, it includes The Sustainable Business Insider, Sustainable Business Opportunities, and Jobs in Sustainable Business. The focus is on trends, philosophies and activity in the sustainable business community. (EBN)
Sustainable Building Sources – Based in Austin, Texas, this site offers a wealth of resources related to green building, including a calendar of events, listings of greenbuilding professionals and the complete Sustainable Building Sourcebook, which is the primary reference for builders participating in the City of Austin’s Green Builder Program. (EBN)
The US Department of Energy, Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs – Department of Energy programs and initiatives on energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings. The detailed listing of software tools is a valuable resource. (EBN)
US Department of Energy Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development – A useful networking hub for government and private sector sustainability initiatives. The entire Sustainable Building Technical Manual is available here as a free download. (EBN)
DIV. 02 – SITEWORK
DIV. 09 – FINISHES
DIV. 03 – CONCRETE
DIV. 10 – SPECIALTIES
DIV. 04 – MASONRY
DIV. 11 – EQUIPMENT
DIV. 05 – METALS
DIV. 12 – FURNISHINGS
DIV. 06 – WOOD & PLASTICS
DIV. 15 – MECHANICAL
DIV. 07 – THERMAL & MOISTURE PROTECTION
DIV. 16 – ELECTRICAL
DIV. 08 – DOORS & WINDOWS
02370 – Erosion and Sedimentation ControlInvisible Structures, Inc.– Porous paving, erosion control and drainage systems.Nu-Wool Co., Inc.– Hydroseeding mulch made from 100% recycled newspaper.Tascon Industries, Inc.– Enviroguard Plus is a combination of soil amendment and fertilizer and is made from recycled paper and animal manure.02792 – Synthetic Grass and TurfRK Manufacturing, Inc., Grassy Paver – Artificial grass surfaces.SYNLawn – artificial grass surfaces.02795 – Porous Paving
Soil Stabilization Products Co., Inc. – The GEOBLOCK Porous Pavement System is a series of interlocking, high strength blocks made from recycled plastic materials.
02815 – Fountains, Pools and Water Displays
UltraGlas, Inc. – Fountains, pools and water displays
02870 – Site, Street and Mall Furnishings
Fibrex Group – Site furnishings made from recycled plastic.
Landscape Forms – Site furniture.
MetaMorf, Inc. – Outdoor furniture, landscape fixtures.
Recycled Plastic Man, Inc. – Recycled plastic lumber and value-added products such as park amenities.
Scientific Developments, Inc. – Speed bumps containing 85% recycled tire rubber.
03050 – Concrete Materials
American Polysteel, Inc. – Form building system that reduces energy use and employs recycled materials.
Oscoda Plastics, Inc. – Pro-Flex Vinyl Expansion Joints made from 100% post-industrial scrap vinyl from the automotive and roofing industries.
03100 – Concrete Formwork
K-X Industries – Insulated concrete forms containing recycled wood and Portland cement.
RASTRA – Insulated concrete form system.
03540 – Cementitious Underlayments
Baleblock Celestial Construction, Inc. – Recycled straw replaces wood framing; non-toxic, handmade, cementitious tiles (interior and exterior), landscape pavers, various colors and patterns.
03900 – Concrete Restoration and Cleaning
Grasan – Concrete services.
04200 – Masonry Units
Midway Environmental Associates, Inc. – Masonry units made from recycled wood waste and fly ash; interlocking, require no mortar.
05532 – Gratings and Trench Covers
Arden Architectural Specialties, Inc. – Tread mats and grates.
Edward C. Levy Company – Manufacturer and distributor of blast and steel furnace slag.
06062 – Lumber
AFM Corporation – Wood facings; foam core.
Aged Woods, Inc. – Lumber: Aged Woods and Heartpine lines are 100% recycled. The sawdust and wood chips are reused in the agricultural industry.
Architectural Forest Enterprises – Wood.
Brands, Inc. – Distributor of fencing, lumber.
Chemical Specialties, Inc. – Wood.
Conklin’s Authentic Barnwood – Wood.
Duluth Timber Co. – Lumber: reclaimed wood.
Ecotimber – Wood.
Endura Wood Products – Wood products including certified sustainably harvested and rediscovered/recycled antique wood.
Environmental Building Products – Recycled plastic lumber (at least 90% post-consumer).
Mountain Lumber Co. – Reclaimed wood.
Pioneer Millworks – Lumber and mouldings made from recycled and remilled lumber salvaged from commercial and industrial structures, river bottoms and wine vats.
The Plastic Lumber Co., Inc. – Plastic lumber products that are 97% recycled, post-consumer polyethylene.
Sierra Timber Framers – Recycled and salvaged wood.
Terra Mai (Jefferson Recycled Woodworks joined with Asia Rain) – 100% post-consumer recycled.
Trex – Wood-polymer composite lumber.
06120 – Structural Panels
Insulspan – Structural panels.
06162 – Fiberboard Sheets
Homasote Company – Multi-purpose board, sound-control board, wall paneling made from 100% recycled newsprint.
Primeboard, Inc. – Fiberboard made from ag residue fiber and an emission-free binder.
Polywood, Inc. – Post-consumer plastic lumber products.
SierraPine Composite Solutions – Medium density fiberboard is 100% recycled and recovered wood fiber.
06164 – Laminated and Processed Sheets
States Industries, Inc. – FSC Certified veneers laminated to certified veneers, agricultural board products or GridCore board of recycled linerboard.
06182 – Glued-Laminated Decking
Chemical Specialties, Inc. – Preserve treated wood.
Endura Wood Products – Smartwood – Smartwood certified wood products, rediscovered wood and agri-based products for home and business.
Collinswood – Certified wood products from well-managed forests.
06260 – Board Paneling
Medex/MediteII – Engineered, wood-based panel manufactured from over 90% wood residuals
Smith & Fong Co./Plyboo Bamboo Products – Bamboo is a rapidly renewable, alternative to wood products. It is grown and harvested on a 4-year cycle, 25% being harvested annually, sustainably, indefinitely.
06400 – Architectural Woodwork
Pioneer Millworks – Recovers and mills salvaged timbers into new wood products.
06420 – Wood Paneling
Contact Lumber – Veneer covered, finger-jointed millwork.
Banducci Evenson Recycled Wood (formerly Michael Evenson Natural Resources) – Wood paneling custom made from reclaimed oldgrowth timbers.
States Industries – Wood paneling.
06424 – Laminates
Environ Biocomposites/Phenix Biocomposites, Inc. – Manufacturer of countertops made from organic, soy-based materials incorporating recycled newsprint and wood chips.
06600 – Plastic Fabrications
Rehab Resource, Inc. – Non-profit redistribution of building materials, computers, paint.
Renew Resources – Products made from 100% recycled plastic.
06610 – Glass Fiber-Reinforced Plastic
Knauf Fiber Glass – An Energy Star product.
07210 – Building Insulation
Anco Products, Inc. – Manufacturer of fibrous glass insulation (Textrafine) and flexible airduct.
Applegate Insulation – Contains 85% post-consumer recycled materials.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. – Armstrong insulation products, North America.
Certainteed Corporation, Insulation Group – Saves energy, made from recycled glass (up to 40%).
Thermafiber, Inc. – Insulation/acoustical products (corporate headquarters in Wabash, Indiana).
Enercept, Inc. – Structural insulated panels manufactured from short growth replaceable lumber and recycled EPS.
U.S. Greenfiber, LLC – Cellulose insulation manufactured with 100% newspaper/other waste paper products.
Johns Manville Corporation, Building Insulation – Green Cross certification from Scientific Certification Systems; minimum of 25% recycled glass.
Par/PAC – Cellulose insulation; 80% recycled content.
Regal Industries, Inc. – Manufacturer of cellulose insulation
Ludlow Coated Products (formerly Simplex Products) – Housewraps, recycled-content structural sheathing.
07220 – Roof and Deck Insulation
Homasote – Roof decking and nailbase roof insulation.
07310 – Shingles
Classic Products, Inc. – Shingles made from 98% post-consumer recycled material; energy efficiency documented by FSEC study; installs over old roofs.
Crowe Building Products, Ltd. – Realistic roofing slates made from 100% recycled plastic.
Metalworks – Metal shingles (up to 50% recycled product).
Ondura Corporation – Corrugated asphalt roofing (cellulose fibers are 100% post-consumer recycled materials).
ReNew Wood Eco-Shake – Shingles made from two recycled materials: reinforced vinyl and cellulose fiber.
08100 – Metal Doors and Frames
BetterBilt Doors and Windows – Windows feature aluminum frames.
08812 – Decorative Glazing
UltraGlas, Inc. – All UltraGlas products for all applications are made from pre- and post-consumer waste.
09300 – Tile
Durable Corporation – Floortile and other products made from 100% recycled tires.
Majestic Slate by EcoStar, Inc. – Majestic Slate tile is made from 100% recycled industrial rubber and plastics.
09310 – Ceramic Tile
Oceanside Glasstile Co. – Ceramic tiles made from 85% recycled glass.
Summitville Tiles – Post-industrial waste product is the primary raw material..
Terra Green Ceramics – Ceramic tiles made from 58% recycled glass (20% of that is post-consumer content).
Turtle Plastics – Tile made from 100% recycled plastic.
09510 – Acoustical Ceilings
BPB (Celotex) – Acoustical ceilings (recycled material content from 55%-96%); a Wabash County, Indiana industry.
USG Corporation – Acoustical ceilings with recycled content of up to 95%.
09547 – Metal Ceilings
The Gage Corporation – Metal (aluminum) ceilings of at least 50% recycled materials.
09624 – Resilient Athletic Surfacing
RB Rubber Products, Inc. – Rubber surfaces made from recycled rubber tires.
09640 – Wood Flooring
PermaGrain Products, Inc. – Certified Wood flooring.
Woods Company, Inc. – Flooring made from reclaimed wood.
09642 – Wood Athletic Flooring
Phenix Biocomposites, LLC – Composite wood panels.
09650 – Resilient Flooring
Amtico International, Inc. – Resilient flooring.
Dinoflex Manufacturing, Ltd. – Interior and exterior rubber flooring.
Dodge-Regupol, Inc. – Cork and rubber flooring.
Johnsonite – Flooring and flooring accessories.
Marley Flexco Flooring – Durable, anti-slip flooring made from recycled tires.
Bishop Distributing Company – Rubber and specialty flooring.
09682 – Carpet Cushion
Chicago Adhesive Products Company – Environmentally safer adhesives for carpets and other floor coverings.
09688 – Sheet Carpet
Collins & Aikman Floorcoverings – Carpet tiles: closed loop recycled content (28%-54%).
Interface, Inc. – Carpet squares. Interface, Inc. is redesigning processes into cyclical material flows.
Milliken Carpet – Carpet Tiles
Shaw Contract Group – Eco Solution Q is an environmentally responsible product, containing a minimum of 25% reclaimed fiber from post-industrial and post-consumer waste.
09720 – Wall Coverings
Brewster Contract Wallcovering – Varied selection of responsible wallcoverings.
Len-Tex Wallcoverings – Wallcoverings manufactured with a “green” approach, coupled with comprehensive recycling efforts.
09910 – Paints
Amazon Environmental, Inc. – Recycled paint and paint recycling services.
Eco-House, Inc. – Natural paints and finishes.
09960 – High-Performance Coatings
PPG Industries, Inc., Coil and Extrusion Coatings – Kaleidoscope Workcell manufacturing is a closed loop process.
10155 – Toilet Compartments
Santana Toilet Partitions and Plastic Lockers – Meyer and Associates is Indianapolis representative for Santana Toilet Partitions and Plastic Lockers; (800) 888-7915.
10426 – Signage and Graphics
Envirosigns – Design and manufacturing of recycled plastic, maintenance-free signage.
10500 – Lockers
Santana Toilet Partitions and Plastic Lockers – Meyer and Associates is Indianapolis representative for Santana Toilet Partitions and Plastic Lockers; (800) 888-7915.
11106 – Merchandising/Display Equipment
12050 – Fabrics
Carnegie Fabrics – Environmentally safe textiles.
Design Tex, Inc., Marketing – Contract textiles.
Guilford of Maine – Contract textiles – Terratex fabrics are made of 100% recycled material.
12100 – Artwork
Joel Berman Glass Studios – Recycled glass artwork.
Resource Revival, Inc. – Artwork and accessories.
Tamalpais TimberWorks – Furniture and art.
Yemm and Hart, Ltd. – Art, furniture, lighting, accessories.
12300 – Manufactured Casework
Neil Kelly Co., Signature Cabinets – Cabinetry, doors, millwork.
12484 – Floormats and Frames
Mat Factory, Inc. – Made from recycled rubber tires and recycled PVC.
Mats, Inc. – Mats made from recycled tires, recycled PVC.
12510 – Office Furniture
Hag, Inc. – Features the Hag Scio office chair made from recycled bottlecaps.
Herman Miller, Inc. – Office furniture: most products contain recycled components.
Studio eg – Free-standing, modular office furniture made from 98% recycled materials.
12700 – Systems Furniture
Open Plan Systems – Furniture systems.
Ecologic, Inc. – Manufacturer of products made from recycled materials.
15720 – Air Handling Units
Conserval Systems, Inc., Solarwall Division – Uses renewable solar energy, reduces air pollution and global warming, saves energy, 25-50% post-consumer recycled content.
16230 – Generator Assemblies
BP Solar – Produces electricity from sunlight and requires no fuel, uses recycled materials in fabrication.
16500 – Lighting
Lightsite – Compact fluorescent torchieres.
DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) – Special discounts on subcompact fluorescent lamps.
Philips Lighting Company – Low mercury fluorescent lamp.
16510 – Interior Luminaries
David Bergman Architects/Fire and Water Lighting – Lighting and furniture using dimmable compact fluorescents, recycled glass, sustainable bio-composites and low-VOC finishes.