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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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Featured Magazine, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metal Shingles, Products, RB February 2014, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged akzo nobel, recycling steel, Steel Dynamics, Valspar | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Events, Frame Building News, Green Building, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Products, Recyclable, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged cross laminated timber, CTL, Wood Products Council, woodworks | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, RB December 2013, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Magazine, Sustainability | Tagged anaeorbic digesters, digester support buildings, rural contractors | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Sustainability | Tagged green construction, green roof, green roofing, portland state university | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Events, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Recyclable, Renewable, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Solar, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged envolution architectural products, Metl-Span | Leave a comment

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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Petersen roof tops Jekyll Island Convention Center

The beautiful new 128,000 square foot Jekyll Island Convention Center is the only beachfront meeting facility of its kind on the east coast south of New Jersey.  Featuring 78,000 square feet of meeting space, the center is located among the … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Recyclable, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged Energy Star, Jekyll Island, LEED, Petersen Aluminum, standing seam metal roofing | Leave a comment

Englert unveils new architectural binder, updated with flash drive capability

Englert Inc.’s new ArchNotes architectural binder is a unique resource that provides architects with electronic files containing a complete array of product literature and data – everything needed to complete a project on one single flash drive.   Whether it … Read more »

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All CSSA members achieve code compliance certification

The Certified Steel Stud Association announced all members have achieved CSSA Code Compliance Certification. The CSSA worked closely with the ICC Evaluation Service to develop an industry leading code compliance program, and ICC-ES is the administrator of the CSSA Code … Read more »

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Petersen roof looks great on campus; meets Florida hurricane shelter approval

At first glance, the New College of Florida academic building in Sarasota is another architecturally pleasing structure. The building, roofed with Petersen Aluminum’s Tite-Loc Plus standing seam metal panels, sets at the entrance to the campus and makes a bold, … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Projects, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Recyclable, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged Energy Star, LEED, New College of Florida, Petersen Aluminum, standing seam metal roofing | Leave a comment