Friday, April 10, 2009

See green materials in used in Build San Antonio Green's office online

When the office space of Build San Antonio Green was built out they went to extraordinary lengths to use a variety of green and sustainable materials for interior walls and flooring.

The BGSA website has a clever interactive drawing of their space showing the green and sustainable material used.

Among the wall materials used are sips, various forms of insulated concrete forms, autoclaved aerated concrete and compressed earth block.

The compressed earth block was only used for a few courses of a wall though, because the weight of a full earth block wall is quite a bit too heavy for a foundation that has not been engineered for it.

Among the flooring used are: sisal mats, bamboo, cork, wool carpet, recycled content carpet, sealed concrete and linoleum.

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