Rural Builder Green

A digital quarterly, green construction magazine for construction professionals featuring the latest sustainable projects, green products & contains direct links to manufacturer & supplier Websites.

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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 »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Products, Rural Builder Green, SIPs/ICFs, Supplier News | Tagged sip, SIPA, structural insulated panel association | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Sustainability | Tagged rural construction, Wood Products Council, woodworks | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Products, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged ATAS internernational, InSpire solar air heat, solar air heating and drying, solar wall panels | Leave a comment

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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Bigger and better: Nothing about this metal building project was small

- By Sharon Thatcher – When Tri-M Construction got its first opportunity to general contract a project in a high-end air community near Benton, Kan., it did so in a big way.  What resulted was the largest project thus far … Read more »

Posted in Doors & Windows, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged GBS Enterprises, Greg Soelter, Miles Millspaugh, PowerLift Hyrdraulic Doors, Stearman Estates, Tri-M Construction | Leave a comment

Plyco, now 60, offers a look at today’s door and window trends

Plyco Corporation, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014, has been witness to many changes in the door and window markets. According to Fred Mancusi, the company’s director of sales and marketing, today’s customers are looking for more from a window … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Industry Experts, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged door trends, Fred Mancusi, Plyco, window trends | Leave a comment

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

McElroy Metal Re-Roofs Peachtree Facility, Adds Solar Panels

It’s one thing to talk about the benefits of your metal roofing products and how those products can serve as a host for photovoltaic panels. It’s quite another thing to re-roof your manufacturing facility with your panels and add photovoltaic … Read more »

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Modern modular: an opportunity waiting for rural builders?

December 2013 Rural Builder cover

- b y M a r k Wa r d – During 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that construction activity totaled $225 billion in the lodging, office, commercial, healthcare, educational and religious building categories. According to the Modular Building … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured Magazine, Green Building, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB December 2013, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged modular, Modular Building Institute, modularization, prefabrication | Leave a comment

Palram polycarbonate products earn ICC-ES Evaluation Report

Polycarbonate products manufactured by Palram Americas, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, recently received an evaluation report (ESR-1893) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). The report provides evidence that the Palram polycarbonate products, including PALSUN®, SUNTUF®, SUNSKY®, DYNAGLAS®, SUNLITE®, … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged dynaglas, palram, palsun, sunlite, Sunsky, suntuf, thermaglas | Leave a comment