Black Label Tropical Hardwoods
The company claims the lumber it sells is certified as sustainably harvested.
Hemp: The Next Disruptor in Construction After Wood?
With faster cultivation rates, a higher carbon capture, and advances in processing...
Working Toward a Carbon-Free Steel
Blaine Brownell looks at ongoing efforts by the steel industry to reduce its...
Exploring Alternative Insulation Options
If your clients are as concerned with embodied energy and toxicity as they are...
Modular Wall System
Emagispace’s temporary wall system can be assembled at a fraction of the cost,...
North Carolina Moves to Sandbag LEED in Fight Over Lumber Sourcing
Lumber interests are pushing to get North Carolina off the LEED bandwagon.
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?
Lightweight Green Pavers
Vast's Composite Pavers are made almost entirely from recycled materials - mostly...
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.
Recycled underlayment; guard against tannin bleeding; stronger lattice; composite fencing; jamb extensions; more