Recycled wood: the truly green key to a sustainable built environment

By Leon Kaye
The Guardian – Home building has long been one of the most important industries in the US, with economists viewing statistics concerning new homes as a barometer for the country’s economic performance.

Americans’ affinity for newer and bigger homes, however, comes with a huge environmental cost. The recent foreclosure crisis is just a reminder of all the resources waste on millions of homes that have been abandoned and, yet again, remodelled. One precious resource used for these buildings that often goes unnoticed and is then lost forever is wood…. >>continue<<

Source and Photo: The Guardian, July 24th, 2012
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