Green Building With Recycled Materials

Green building with recycled materials. The author finds new ways to use recycled cans and other materials to create eco-friendly structures.

Austin Green Building Program
The Austin Green Building Program, a city-funded group organized under the direction of architect Pliny Fisk (below with co-director Gail Vittori ) and his Center for Maximum Building Potential, was recognized by the United Nations in 1992 as ""an exemplary initiative for the environment."" Because of Fisk's and Austin's success, residential green building programs have been launched around the country to teach builders about ""ecooptions,"" like alternative materials and energy-saving ideas.