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Austin, Texas, Institutes Mandatory Building Recycling

Austin, Texas, has recently joined other communities with mandatory recycling programs for construction. Any construction project that is larger than 5,000 sq. ft. must now recycle at least half of the scrap generated. This will be expanded to demolition sites in 2019. Austin joins others, like Massachusetts and California, who have statewide...


Environmental Awareness Training Will Change How You Do Business

Environmental awareness training and ISO certification will give your business the edge over other, non-compliant organizations. If you thought environmental awareness training was only for mining companies and chemical manufacturers, you’d be wrong. An EMS course, and the implementation of Environmental Management System ISO 14001, is relevant to all organizations – and...


EPA: Increased Recycling Reduces Toxin Release

In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report along with a 2014 TRI Executive Summary, which goes over the general findings more succinctly. It is no secret that commercial and industrial businesses in the U.S. require the use of thousands upon thousands of chemicals...

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Artis Wall Utilizes Reclaimed Wood Planks

Artis Wall is an American made wood accent wall that uses reclaimed wood planks. Artis Wall is described as rustic-chic, which combines the warm and rustic feel of reclaimed wood with a modern living space. Every Artis Wall plank comes with its own piece of American history. Crafted from authentic, reclaimed wood, each...


Guest Editorial: Peace of Mind, Not Piece of Mined

By Jessica McNaughton One of the most aggravating things about being a supplier of sustainable building materials is greenwashing, or manufacturers making claims that something is good for the environment when it is, in fact, not.   There are various methods people use for this “greenwashing” – using a label or certification that...

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DriTac Offers Eco-Friendly Flooring Adhesives

New Jersey-based DriTac Flooring Products offers a wide variety of adhesive products that can contribute to LEED credits.  The company states that all of its wood flooring adhesives meet the requirements of the SCAQMD rule #1168 and contain less than 100 VOC grams per liter. DriTac 1001 All-in-One is reportedly a premium...

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Discarded Wood Transformed Into Stunning Countertop

This thoughtful video produced by Craig Sowers of Kitchens by Craig in Albuquerque, N.M., shows how old pieces of discarded wood can be reclaimed and fabricated into a beautiful butcher-block countertop. Reclaimed wood reduces deforestation, and it saves all the energy that goes into felling trees and manufacturing new lumber. In this...


Kraftmaid Launches YouTube Channel to Assist in Specifying its Eco-conscious Cabinets

Kraftmaid Cabinetry launched a YouTube education channel to help those in the design community, i.e. architects and designers, to keep up on the most recent design technology. The company is known for its commitment to environmentalism continually monitoring its environmental impact. According to the company, it does this by using energy efficient...


Our Health Is at Stake

By Bill Callahan If Only We Had a Sense of Urgency, Great Opportunity and Benefit Could Prevail We now know that our numbers and our planet’s capacity to support human life are threatened, and it is because of us. We’ve reached this point by acting uncivilized, reckless, irresponsible and outright selfishly at...


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 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...