Architects Go Sustainable

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BioMaterials For Sustainable Design Applications

Explore the many ways plants inspire building materials and can reduce negative environmental and health impacts.

Better For Your Business

As architects search for building materials that minimize negative environmental and health impacts, products containing soy‑biobased materials provide some optimal solutions.

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Better For Our World

As compared with petroleum-based ingredients, products made using rapidly renewable soy have a better environmental footprint and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Soy-Biobased Case Studies

Inspired, 2 Biobased Buildings

Environmental Consciousness Coupled with Creativity Put Soy Inside Seattle’s Bullitt Center and Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design.

Biobased Experiment Seals Deal with Middle School Students

In 2014, students at Medford Memorial Middle School in Medford, NJ began learning that soybeans, like the ones growing in local fields, are an ingredient in a variety of biobased products that benefit their environment.

Soy-based Adhesive At Fort Lee Eliminates Dangerous Formaldehyde

For the 20 people who work in Ft. Lee’s Building 11108, it’s comforting that the cabinets throughout the building emit no formaldehyde.

Yellowstone Carpet Brings Biobased Beauty to Beastly Performance Pressures

The National Conference Center’s leadership saw Yellowstone-inspired biobased carpet as a natural for their sustainability and performance standards.

Soy-Backed Carpet Partnership Helps Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone National Park’s problem with plastic bottles launched an innovative new partnership to use the bottles in American-made soy-backed carpet. It also created a new source of funding for environmental projects at Yellowstone.

Soy-Backed Grass Solving Problems Coast to Coast

From the severe drought plaguing the western United States, to the re-imagining of city parks with innovative and sustainable landscapes, to pesky insects, soy-backed artificial grass is part of the solution.

Biobased Insulation Warms up the Windy City

Inside new or renovated homes and buildings, cabinets, light fixtures and paint colors often capture the most attention. However, what is hidden behind those finished walls and ceilings is one of the most important decisions owners can make.