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1 Problems in Architecture I Student: Patrick Lubon Date: April 9, 2009 Solar Decathlon Competition Materials

2 Materials: Minerals Contents: Clay and Glaze Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: Kerrigan Architectural Tile Picture by Sustainability Plentiful resource Non-mold harboring Interior and Exterior applications

3 Materials: Minerals Contents: Magnesium oxide, Expanded perlite, Recycled- cellulose fiber, glass-fiber mesh Manufacturer: Strong Enviroboard Information & Picture provided by: Sustainability No energy consumption during manufacturing process Non-toxic Non-mold-harboring Insulating Produces less dust than standard drywall Exterior and Interior applications

4 Materials: Wood Contents: Bamboo Plyboo Pure Bamboo Flooring Information & Picture by: Used in many applications Flooring Wall panels Cabinetry Sustainability Rapidly renewable material Low emitting material FSC certified wood

5 Materials: Wood Contents: Medium density Fiberboard Information by: Transmaterial 2 Wall Mounted Shelving System Picture by: Sustainability 99% postindustrial recycled material Rapidly renewable material

6 Materials: Wood Contents: Rattan Skin Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: Teak Picture by: Sustainability Rapidly Renewable Resource FSC certified wood

7 Materials: Wood Contents: Cotton insulation Information by: Sustainability Renewable and recyclable Safe and easy to install Healthier than most other insulators

8 Materials: Wood Contents: Wheat board Manufacturer: Kirie Information and Picture by: Sustainability Renewable source Non-toxic material Does not emit the toxin formaldehyde Helps reduce waste

9 Materials: Wood Contents: Macadamia nut Information provided by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: Husque Picture by: Sustainability Recycled byproduct of the macadamia nut industry

10 Materials: Wood Contents: 100% Unbleached wood fiber Information by: Transmaterial 2 Product by: Maplex Picture by: Sustainability 100% Recyclable & biodegradable Made from a renewable source No chemicals or additives used in the manufacturing process

11 Materials: Wood Walnut Veneer Panels Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: Riddled Picture by: Sustainability Recyclable Structural stable

12 Materials Wood: Contents: Pressed Plywood Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: Pop Picture by: Sustainability Wood is sourced from certified sustainable forests Clean aesthetic

13 Materials: Plastics Contents: High-density polyethylene Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: 3-Form Picture by: Sustainability 100% post consumer recycled content Chemical resistant properties UV stable

14 Materials: Plastics Contents: Polycarbonate Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: Air-board Picture by: composite.com Sustainability 100% Recyclable Outstanding thermal insulation High stiffness Light weight Easy to handle Non-flammable

15 Materials: Plastics Contents: Cast polymethyl methacrylate Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: 3-Form Picture by: Sustainability Engineered for horizontal recycling and downstream flexibility Durable Structural Formable Translucent

16 Materials: Plastics Contents: Arpro expanded polypropylene Information by: Transmaterial 2 & Manufacturer: Make/Shift Picture by: Sustainability Recyclable CO 2 recycled during manufacturing Light weight reduces transportation costs

17 Materials: Paper Contents: Flame retardant kraft paper Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: Picture by: Sustainability 100% recyclable Low embodied energy Maintains structural integrity Flame retardant

18 Materials: Glass Contents: Soda-lime glass, silica dioxide Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: Cast Glass Facades Picture by: Sustainability Abundant resource Easily Recyclable Weather resistant Glass can be easily bent, tempered, and laminated during manufacturing

19 Materials: Glass Contents: Glass with pyrolytic coating Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: Activ Picture by: Sustainability Uses power of the sun to clean itself to reduce harmful cleaning agents

20 Materials: Metals Contents: Stainless steel Information by: Transmaterial 2 Manufacturer: InvariMatte Picture by: Sustainability Recycled content No deteriorating coatings Little maintenance Lower reflectivity

21 Work Cited Brownell, Blaine. TransMaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials that Redine Our Physical Environment. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, Goerring, Matt. “Cotton Insulation is Safe, Green, and Effective.” Green-and-Effective html Preson, Koerner. Jetson Green: 2008 Top-10 Green Building Products.


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