Renewable

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

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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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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ATAS launches new website for InSpire sustainable product

Allentown, Pa.: – ATAS International, Inc. honored Earth Day, April 22, by launching a new website for its sustainable product, InSpire®, a solar air heating and drying system that minimizes heating costs and increases energy efficiency by heating fresh outside … Read more »

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Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits

Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & … 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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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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Sukup Mfg.’s “50 Homes for Humanity” goal reached

As part of Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s 50th Anniversary, Sukup teamed up with Global Compassion Network to raise money to provide 50 Sukup Safe T Homes to areas in desperate need of housing. Together with GCN, the goal was to raise … 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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