Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Trash = BioSIPs

Picture Credit: Julie Herdt

Great ideas coming from CU Boulder. One man's trash is another man's treasure... future speak - "Just another day down at the garbage mines!"

"We see waste stream as the new resource for industry," said Julee Herdt, CU Professor of Architecture and leader of a university-supported project to convert paper, cardboard, and wooden waste products into structural insulated panels (SIPs) that provide a fast, energy efficient basis for housing construction. "Instead of cutting down trees and mining the earth, there are very valuable waste stream products that can be used to create new materials. That's what we're doing here at CU, is saying these mountains of waste are new natural resources."

via Colorado Daily News

BioSIPs via Treehugger 2005
Also regarding environmental materials from the CU Solar 2005 Project

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