Renewable

Renewable building materials and products that are being used in the construction industry.

CLT manufacturer first in U.S. to pass fire safety requirements

D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, the nation’s first certified U.S. manufacturer of Cross-Laminated Timber, has become the first North American CLT manufacturer to achieve significant fire safety requirements under tests designed to gauge flame spread and fire resistance.  No other manufacturer of CLT has been certified under the new APA/ANSI manufacturing standard and has subjected...

Historic new energy standards for commercial air conditioners, furnaces

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. Developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, these standards will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date. Over the lifetime of the products, businesses will save $167 billion on their utility...

Metl-Span releases white paper on benefits, advantages of IMPs

LEWISVILLE, Texas  – Metl-Span LLC has posted a white paper on its website detailing the many benefits and advantages of Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) Systems as building components, specifically walls and roofing. The white paper cites IMPs as a pre-manufactured version of a “universal wall” or “perfect wall.” It also discusses the physics of...

Homan Industries selected for BioPreferred Program

Homan Industries has announced that the company, which includes Homan Industries, Homan Forest Products and Tri State Lumber, has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPeferred program. The process includes an audit of manufacturing process and laboratory testing of products to ensure they meet the established biobased standard. Products...

Announcing the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Award Winners

The 13th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association Building Excellence Awards were announced during the association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Winning submissions demonstrated exceptional performance in quantifiable energy efficiency using structural insulated panels (SIPs); design and structural engineering innovation; creative use of SIP construction; and environmental sustainability. The 2015 winning projects...

Schweiss Doors part of winning Ontario municipal building

Municipal building awarded for innovation, environmentally friendly features HECTOR, Minn. – In a perfect world, the construction of a municipal building would be highlighted by both form and function. Most times, because the budget is determined by taxpayer dollars, the end result is to settle for function. The award winning Municipal Operations Centre at...

AWC announces self-directed study program

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council is now offering a complimentary self-directed learning program on designing with wood. Courses are related to the use of traditional and engineered wood products for residential and commercial applications and are available on the AWC website. The program allows those seeking continuing education unit (CEU) credits and...

NCI Building Systems Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire CENTRIA

HOUSTON- NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE: NCS), a leading manufacturer of metal products for the nonresidential building industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pittsburgh area-based CENTRIA, an internationally recognized leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of architectural insulated metal panel (IMP) wall and roof systems and a provider of integrated...

U.S. manufacturers showcase innovative propane technologies in new video series

WASHINGTON – The Propane Education & Research Council has released video interviews with leading U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The online video series, Clean American Innovation, goes behind-the-scenes at manufacturing facilities across the U.S. to capture footage of cutting-edge propane technologies in production. Companies featured in the series...

Envolution brochures highlight company dedication to environment

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Envolution™ by Metl-Span® has produced two brochures illustrating its dedication to the development of energy-efficient and cost-effective architectural panel systems. Environmentally Connected is a LEED v3 and v4 Support Guide to highlight the Envolution insulated metal panels and accessories that meet sustainability and energy efficiency standards. This brochure is being provided...