Explore the many ways plants inspire building materials and can reduce negative environmental and health impacts.
As architects search for building materials that minimize negative environmental and health impacts, products containing soy‑biobased materials provide some optimal solutions.Learn More
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.Learn More
Environmental Consciousness Coupled with Creativity Put Soy Inside Seattle’s Bullitt Center and Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design.
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.
For the 20 people who work in Ft. Lee’s Building 11108, it’s comforting that the cabinets throughout the building emit no formaldehyde.
The National Conference Center’s leadership saw Yellowstone-inspired biobased carpet as a natural for their sustainability and performance standards.
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.
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.
Join New York’s premiere presentation on energy-and data-harvesting piezoelectric applications for architecture and explore exciting ways plant-based materials contribute to sustainable design. Architects can earn four continuing education credits at the Architects Go Sustainable with BioMaterials Day and see the cutting-edge marriage of Georgia Tech Research Institute’s piezoelectric technology with soy-biobased flooring. All training is available at no cost to architects through support of the United Soybean Board and presenters. Registration is required and attendance is limited to the first 80 registrants.
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