Sunday, April 12, 2009
This is a short video I found on tips on selecting green building materials like concrete, reusing wood floors and glass.
Fu Tung Cheng explains Concrete counter top sustainability and conservation of materials.
Materials: Glass from dump, wood from Treasure Island where navy tore out old building, gym floor from local junior high school to reuse in house.
Counter tops: good design is sustainable! Good designs last a lifetime- aren't changed or updated as often ---less material in landfill!
Counter top Materials: harvesting/quarrying local materials: aggregates, sands and combining = regionally made material: cement
Carbon footprint: low, very local - 100 miles radius
Granite: quarried in Italy; Hauled to China to be finished, Boat to our coast and trucked to local people install and process
Carbon footprint: Large -1000s of mile
Here are some other examples of concrete cement countertops: