Recyclable

How manufacturers are using recycling techniques to create more environmentally sustainable buildings.

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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Going green with steel

February 2014 Rural Builder cover

- By Sharon Thatcher -Rural builders know that a customer wants a building that serves an intended purpose and doesn’t cost a lot to own. Rarely are they asking for a “life cycle analysis” or demanding LEED compliance. But increasingly … Read more »

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WoodWorks to host Wisconsin seminars in CTL for non-residential construction

The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting seminars in Wauwatosa and Madison, Wis. that will explore the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) in non-residential and multi-family buildings. CLT is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light … Read more »

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Making money from waste: the potential for anaeorbic digester support buildings

- By Sharon Thatcher – What to do with tons of manure? If you’re a rural contractor with a farm clientele, you know it’s a question faced by every livestock farmer, especially the big ones. With all the emphasis on … Read more »

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Portland State to build green roof research site on Walmart store

— Portland, Ore. — The design of green roofs—and all of their stormwater filtering, energy efficiency enabling, heat island mitigating, and habitat providing features—is poised to improve following a two-year research partnership between Portland State University (PSU) and Walmart that … Read more »

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Metl-Span announces ‘green booth’ for Greenbuild

 Metl-Span® will be bringing a Green Booth to Greenbuild to introduce its Envolution™ Architectural Products, the company’s branded line of architectural panels, trim items and accessories. All carpet, signage and graphics in the eco-friendly booth are made from material containing … Read more »

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Solar Decathlon residence boasts Metal Sales roof

Metal Sales Supports Team Kentuckiana’s Sustainable, Post-Disaster House in Competition LOUISVILLE, KY…Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is a proud sponsor of Team Kentuckiana in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design and … Read more »

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