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  • Wood Has a Place in Green Home Building, Wood Industry Official Contends

    West Coast Green speaker tells pros that wood is not bad for the environment.

  • FrameGuard Coated SIPs From R-Control Building Systems

    R-Control FrameGuard Coated SIPs are treated with FrameGuard Coating comprised of organic fungicides and a borate that prevents mold, mildew, and termite damage to its wood components, says the firm. In addition, the expanded polystyrene core is treated with Perform Guard termite protection...

  • Polyurethane-Core SIPs From Better Building Products

    The company offers a full line of polyurethane-core SIPs with an emphasis on cement board–clad products for high-humidity areas. A wide array of cladding materials is available, including metal, plywood, and some finished wood products along with traditional OSB. Magnesium oxide is an option for...

  • Senate Bill Would Establish Formaldehyde Ceilings for Composite Wood Products

    Modeled after CARB regulations, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Act would limit formaldehyde levels, require third-party certification.

  • ProWood Micro Wood Decking from Universal Forest Products

    ProWood Micro wood is treated with Osmose’s MicroPro, a preservative that has earned Scientific Certification Systems’ Environmentally Preferable Product certification. MicroPro copper wood pre-servative doesn’t need organic solvents to dissolve its copper components, says the maker, instead using...

  • Trex Decking From Trex

    Trex decking is made from about 50% recycled and reclaimed plastic and 50% reclaimed wood. The manufacturer claims the product will not rot or deteriorate because of insects or harsh weather, and resists damage from moisture and sunlight. The plastic part of the product is polyethylene, recycled...

  • Ecolife Wood Stabilizer System From Viance

    Ecolife is a nonmetallic preservative plus wood stabilizer system that offers long-term protection against decay and termites and provides weathering protection to reduce cracking, warping, and splitting in above-ground applications. The manufacturer says Ecolife is no more corrosive to fasteners...

  • FrameGuard Coated SIPs From R-Control Building Systems

    R-Control FrameGuard Coated SIPs are treated with FrameGuard Coating—comprised of organic fungicides and a borate—that prevents mold, mildew, and termite damage to its wood components, says the firm. In addition, the expanded polystyrene core is treated with Perform Guard termite protection...

  • Eco-Friendly Fireplace Gemstones From FireCrystals

    For use in indoor or outdoor natural gas fireplaces, eco-friendly FireCrystals have the lowest fine-particulate emissions per unit of heat delivered, the maker says. As a direct replacement for gas or wood logs, FireCrystals emit all the beauty of a burning fire without releasing soot or ash into...

  • Program Provides Legal Standard

    Tropical Forest Foundation has instituted a program to assist with independent auditing to confirm tropical-wood products for sale in the U.S. meet legal requirements.