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  • Proposed LEED Language Expands Recognition of Certified Lumber

    If adopted, the revision will allow products from multiple certification bodies to qualify for points under the LEED rating system.

  • Energy Efficient Design Doesn't Always Include Engineered Wood

    Green construction is taking off, but most green builders don't include certified wood in their plans. They are, however, using lots of other products you sell.

  • 84 Lumber Expands into the FSC-Certified Wood Market, Selling Eco-Friendly Products

    Twenty-six locations operated by 84 Lumber Co., one of the nation’s leading lumber dealers, now are selling Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood. The FSC Chain of Custody Certification ensures that wood products meet the organization’s rigid standards from raw materials through...

  • ProWatch: Going for the Green

    The National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Green Building Council have locked horns over which of their respective green building standards should dominate residential construction. This confrontation, regardless of its outcome, presents another opportunity for pro dealers to stake...

  • New and Notable

    The latest green building products, including a hybrid water heater, eco-friendly wood, Energy Star-rated range hoods, an ultra-low-flow toilet, weather barriers, and much more.

  • Engineered Lumber's Green Attributes Provide Another Selling Point

    When Trus Joist introduced the first engineered I-joist in 1969, it wasn't to save the planet. It was to help save a building industry that depended on huge, old-growth trees that were quickly becoming scarce and more protected by regulators.

  • Laminated Strand Lumber

    SolidStart Laminated Strand Lumber is available in lengths up to 64 feet. Made from thin, longer-length wood strands that are oriented parallel to the product’s length, the lumber can be used for headers and beams, wall studs, roof beams and rafters, truss chords, rim board, and stair stringers...

  • 5-Star Built Green Seattle House Combines Sound Fundamentals, Cutting-Edge Eco-Friendly Features

    A narrow lot, a bay view, and a full range of green features shape this Martha Rose construction home.

  • New + Notable

    Kohler. The industry’s first one-piece, 1.0-gpf, high-efficiency toilet with pressure assist technology, the San Raphael Pressure Lite uses compressed air to propel water for strong flushing power. According to the firm, the toilet, which carries the EPA WaterSense label, can save a household of...

  • Finding Information on Green Resources

    Andrew Pace, owner of Safe Building Solutions in Waukesha, Wis., is no stranger to supplying environmentally friendly building materials. In 1993, long before today's green blitz started, Pace began looking for materials that would be healthier to work and live with. Today, one-unit SBS supplies...