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Using More Wood Could Cut Carbon Emission and Fossil Fuel Use
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Using More Wood Could Cut Carbon Emission and Fossil Fuel Use

A new study asserts that increased forest harvest could reduce global carbon... Read more

Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom Certified as World's Fifth Living Building
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The Stuff of Green Building

In the construction world, Nadav Malin believes there are two main species—diggers and climbers. While some people enjoy scaling ladders and creating structure, Malin prefers digging in the dirt.  Read more

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Toward Sustainable Materials

In the construction world, Nadav Malin believes there are two main species—diggers and climbers. While some people enjoy scaling ladders and creating structure, Malin prefers digging in the dirt. “I found that when I was building houses, I really loved the earthwork part of it,” says Malin, now president of BuildingGreen, Inc. “I remember almost being sad when it was time to backfill the foundation and start building up out of the ground. There’s just a connection to the materiality of earth and the things we build with that I think is almost instinctual for people.”... Read more

Renew, Restore, Recycle
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Renew, Restore, Recycle

In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn & Spa aims to cultivate the... Read more

The 2010 Evergreen Awards: Ecommercial Honorable Mention
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The 2010 Evergreen Awards: Ecommercial Honorable Mention

Forward Momentum: A mixed-use building in Portland puts its efficiency efforts in... Read more

Product Review: Decking
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Product Review: Decking

A guide to eco-friendly options among wood, composite, and plastic decking. Read more

Nuts and Bolts
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Nuts and Bolts

Architectural woodwork is a stately, time-honored part of our built environment... Read more

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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 AFM Safecoat paints, biodegradable Nature's Carpet and TimberGrass bamboo flooring, with sales growing 20% annually. Read more

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Tech Trends: The Green Blues

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 AFM Safecoat paints, biodegradable Nature's Carpet and TimberGrass bamboo flooring, with sales growing 20% annually. Read more

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