Sustainable Materials

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North Carolina Moves to Sandbag LEED in Fight Over Lumber Sourcing

Lumber interests are pushing to get North Carolina off the LEED bandwagon. More

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Micronized-Copper Treated Lumber

Q: I'm building an outdoor deck for a client who wants me to use lumber treated with micronized copper, in the belief that it's less harmful to the environment than wood treated with other chemicals. I'm not very familiar with the material. Can it be used in ground-contact applications, including load-bearing posts? More

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Lightweight Green Pavers

Vast's Composite Pavers are made almost entirely from recycled materials - mostly... More

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Architect-Builder Uses Natural Tree Forms

Architect Roald Gundersen and his team at Whole Tree Architecture and Construction are all for putting small-diameter trees — the “weeds” of the forest — to practical use. More

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Recycled underlayment; guard against tannin bleeding; stronger lattice; composite fencing; jamb extensions; more More

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New England Update
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Eight-Penny News

Certified eco-friendly lumber, multifamily tax shelter threatened, CAD services, year-end tax checklist More

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