Tire Retaining Walls

The same method for building structural walls in buildings can be applied when building retaining walls made with rammed earth encased in steel-belted rubber. Depending on the load the retaining wall is retaining, the batter and other adjustments should be considered. Some tire retaining walls have been built up to 25 ft. high.  Tires make an inexpensive solution that


Cooling Tubes

Electricity free cooling based on ancient, global principles. These in-ground PVC cooling tubes are also known as air tubes, earth air tubes, a ground-coupled heat exchanger, an earth-air heat exchanger, thermal labyrinth, heat recovery ventilation, geothermal energy tubes, sustainability tubes, or a number of other terms. Cooling tubes are an efficient way to cool


Efficient homes come from Town Planning & Regulations

Our homes may be a source of safety, comfort and stability — but they also represent a considerable slice of our country’s carbon emissions (over 20 percent, according to the latest estimate from the U.S. Energy Information Administration). Addressing this piece of our energy system is essential to achieving our climate goals. Perhaps more


Financing Sustainable Projects

Bank of America's Ela Eskinazi on financing sustainability projects Ela Eskinazi is the head of business development in the United States for ESG & Environmental Finance at Bank of America. For her, with almost all of the world aligned around the sustainable development goals, she's excited about the cooperation of companies, NGOs and countries working


The New Building Materials: Bamboo, hempcrete, recycled plastic and aggregates.

The market for environmentally sound building materials is changing. If you think bamboo can just be used to grow beans up in your garden, think again. Bamboo and modified timber Pandas aren’t the only animals that like bamboo – builders are making it popular too, as an alternative to hardwood panels. This is because

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