Posts Tagged ‘landfill’

SAB HOMES 3 | Roofing choices

Monday, June 21st, 2010

For the sustainable home

By Hugh Perry

Sustainability in roofing means the end of using products made from virgin material. Instead, the industry is moving to transferring existing waste into useable products that will continually be reprocessed and diverted from landfill sites. There are now products that have a high percentage of recycled content, some with life-long warranties.


SABHOMES ISSUE 3 | Lucerne House

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Renovated 50s home takes low-tech green approach

by James Paul

This developer-built bungalow – an ersatz version of the classic West Coast post and beam style house – dates from 1958. Typically a house of this age and in this condition would be torn down for redevelopment. Instead, the house has been renovated and extended, and now acknowledges its true heritage while retaining economy of the developer’s original construction materials and methods..