Green Building

Building practices used in the construction industry to create environmentally friendly structures.

PERC redesigns, improves buildwithpropane.com

Newly redesigned site makes it possible for professionals to easily find propane products, tools, and resources. WASHINGTON — The Propane Education & Research Council has re-launched buildwithpropane.com, a website specifically designed to help residential and commercial building professionals find propane … Read more »

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American Wood Council statement on USDA’s bio-based final use rule

WASHINGTON - American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Friday release of a final rule on the BioPreferred program. Among other changes, the new rule deletes the mature market language from … Read more »

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RIMA-I Handbook Update Available

In ongoing efforts to provide reliable and helpful information on the reflective insulation, radiant barrier and interior radiation control coatings (IRCCs) industries, the Reflective INsulation Manufacturers Association International has just released the 2014 update to their handbook, “Understanding and Using … Read more »

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2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards presented

The Structural Insulated Panel Association presented its 2014 Building Excellence Awards April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Judges were Matt Belcher of Verdatek Solutions, Chris Fennell of Building Insight, and independent architectural designer Mehrdad Dabbagh. The winners were: Overall Competition … Read more »

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SIPA reports 5% SIP production growth

Results from the Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) annual production survey show a five percent increase in structural insulated panel (SIP) production in 2013 among the association’s manufacturing membership, consisting of 28 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada. Industry-wide … Read more »

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Therm-All Insulation provides commercial energy code assistance through new blog

On June 2nd, Therm-All Insulation’s new blog, “The Code Man”, went live. The blog, written by Therm-All’s resident code expert and District Manager Bill Beals, aims to provide metal building industry players with tips for better understanding commercial energy codes, … Read more »

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2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards

Eight homes and commercial buildings built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) were recognized for their innovation and environmental sustainability during the 2014 Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards ceremony, April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The annual competition … Read more »

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Tri State Lumber expands remanufacturing operation

Tri State Lumber Company, Fulton, Miss., has expanded its remanufacturing operation to double production capacity.  Tri State Lumber Company, long known for a reputation of quality Southern Yellow Pine timbers, is seeking to further develop its custom remanufacturing operation.  The … Read more »

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APA Outlook: Demand for engineered wood products expected to grow

Recovery of housing market expected to drive growth in demand for engineered wood products by 30 to 45 percent through 2018. Despite adverse weather conditions across much of the country that hampered the forward momentum of the US economy in … Read more »

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USDA to partner with WoodWorks to advance the use of wood in buildings

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced  a $1 million program to be implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service in partnership with the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks initiative, to provide training for architects, engineers … Read more »

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