Monthly Archive: January 2016

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Find Reclaimed Wood for Your Next Project Online

By Heather Stegner, Senior Director, Communications, American Wood Council More and more people – from builders to homeowners – are interested in using green materials to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. The Reuse Wood Directory at www.reusewood.org aims to make it easy to find reclaimed wood for your next...

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Coldspring Receives ANSI/NSC 373 Certification

Coldspring, a fabricator and quarrier of natural stone based in Coldspring, Minn., announced that it received ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone certification. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the standard establishes criteria to determine the degree to which natural dimension stone is extracted and manufactured sustainably. The ANSI/NSC...

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2016 Board of Directors Announced by NBMDA

The board of directors for 2016 was announced by The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA). The board members include: Officers: 2016 NBMDA President Bill Sauter, OHARCO, Omaha, Neb.; President-Elect Ray Prozzillo, A&M Supply, Pinellas Park, Fla.; Vice President Michael Donnelly, Metro Hardwoods, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Treasurer Wayne Moriarty, Atlantic Plywood, Woburn, Mass.;...

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Video Shows Installation of Sustainable Marmoleum Flooring

The following timelapse video (and appropriate musical accompaniment) produced by Jon Emmerich details the installation of marmoluem flooring in the form of interlocking tiles. According to Forbo, a leading manufacturer of marmoleum, this type of flooring is comprised of 97 percent natural materials, 72 percent of which are renewable within 10 years....

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Neil Kelly Cabinets Launches ‘Naturally Northwest’ Collection

Continuing with its tradition of using resources responsibly for its cabinetry, Neil Kelly Cabinets launched the Naturally Northwest collection. The rustic beauty of Central Oregon provides the inspiration for this Northwest line, reports the company. The company uses a approach similar to the “Farm to fork” methodology associated with healthy eating lifestyles,...

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Construction and Civil Engineering Projects: Minimizing the Environmental Impact

By Eric Monson Infrastructure and civil engineering projects present significant opportunities for waste minimization, re-use and recycling. Designing out waste in these sectors not only makes economic sense but it should be a sustainable environmental cornerstone of any well designed project. All good project design presents opportunities to remove waste from the...

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Lauzon Offers Pure Genius Flooring that Purify Indoor Air

Canadian flooring manufacturer Lauzon offers its Pure Genius line of hardwood flooring that not only does not contribute to indoor air quality degredation, but according to the company, actually helps purify the air. As with all of the company’s flooring products, it is manufactured without solvents VOCs or formaldehyde. However, Pure Genius...

GreenSurfaceResource.com to Launch ‘Green Surfacing Insider’ Email Newsletter 0

GreenSurfaceResource.com to Launch ‘Green Surfacing Insider’ Email Newsletter

GreenSurfacingResource.com is currently developing a newsletter for those interested in the industry. The newsletter is slated to be quarterly, with a fifth “Best of” special edition in it’s first year, will be called The Green Surfacing Insider. The frequency will then increase based on demand and reader support. “This is a major...