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** [http://www.dragonboard.com/wallboard-faq.php Dragonboard] green alternative to drywall...best for 100year standard.  
 
** [http://www.dragonboard.com/wallboard-faq.php Dragonboard] green alternative to drywall...best for 100year standard.  
 
** [http://www.environbiocomposites.com/products.php environ|biocomposites products] in MN. Here's one [http://www.environbiocomposites.com/dakota.php Dakota Burl]
 
** [http://www.environbiocomposites.com/products.php environ|biocomposites products] in MN. Here's one [http://www.environbiocomposites.com/dakota.php Dakota Burl]
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** [http://www.kireiusa.com/kirei_viewer/kirei.html Kirie Board]
 
** Environmentally friendly production facilities for alternatives to standard drywall have recently emerged.  The processes used by [http://www.cleanboard.com/CleanBoard_Products.htm/ Clean board] & Serious Materials [http://www.seriousmaterials.com/html/ecorock.html/ EcoRock] reduce the embodied energy & new materials required to make drywall with innovative new processes and by using recycled materials in their products.  These materials are new to the market & produced on the west coast so they have limited availability in Detroit at this point.
 
** Environmentally friendly production facilities for alternatives to standard drywall have recently emerged.  The processes used by [http://www.cleanboard.com/CleanBoard_Products.htm/ Clean board] & Serious Materials [http://www.seriousmaterials.com/html/ecorock.html/ EcoRock] reduce the embodied energy & new materials required to make drywall with innovative new processes and by using recycled materials in their products.  These materials are new to the market & produced on the west coast so they have limited availability in Detroit at this point.
 
** If necessary to use new Gypsum Drywall it will be locally produced and supplied.
 
** If necessary to use new Gypsum Drywall it will be locally produced and supplied.

Revision as of 21:49, 3 April 2010

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Requirements

  • Thermal - net zero energy
    • stops air infiltration
    • thermal mass
    • stops humidity...when painted
  • good for painting / sealing
  • sound proofing (a plus)
  • Materials
    • low embodied energy
    • high recycled content
    • can be recycled...cradle-to-cradle
  • within 200 miles
  • Durable
    • lasts 100 years

Design / Selection

  • Ideas
    • Potentially use different materials on different walls
    • Homasote products [1] offer a variety of fiberboard and interior panel products made from 98% post consumer recycled materials.
    • Enviro Board [2] A low-cost, environmentally friendly building panel produced from agricultural wastes.
    • Dragonboard green alternative to drywall...best for 100year standard.
    • environ|biocomposites products in MN. Here's one Dakota Burl
    • Kirie Board
    • Environmentally friendly production facilities for alternatives to standard drywall have recently emerged. The processes used by Clean board & Serious Materials EcoRock reduce the embodied energy & new materials required to make drywall with innovative new processes and by using recycled materials in their products. These materials are new to the market & produced on the west coast so they have limited availability in Detroit at this point.
    • If necessary to use new Gypsum Drywall it will be locally produced and supplied.
    • Sourcing the new supplied drywall from manufacturer's and suppliers with in 500 miles or less of the Green Garage will help reduce environmental impact. Gypsum is an abundant material and the paper backing is usually supplied from recycled sources. The disadvantage of conventional drywall is the large amount of energy used in traditional manufacturing methods, 25% - 45% of the cost of the material goes to energy cost in production. In standard construction sites 15% - 20% of the new product is wasted when this 'new' material could be recycled or simply used as a soil amendment on site.
    • Alternatives: Veneer Plaster - This is an up-and-coming finishing technique that continues to gain popularity. It consists of a layer of thin drywall, called blue board, with a very thin, 1/8-inch layer of plaster applied on top. It's even faster to install than drywall because no finishing is required. This system is still at least 25 percent more expensive than drywall, so time will tell how eventual price decreases affect its use and popularity.
  • Design

Rationale

  • Connectedness to the earth
  • net zero-energy
  • simplicity