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'Smart Sustainable Materials' – interzum exhibition

Posted: 03/14/2013 9:52PM

Also in 2013, the ‘innovation of interior’ piazza will once again be the creative centre at the interzum trade fair and, as such, a major focal point for interior decorators, architects and designers. This time the focus is on “Smart Sustainable Materials”, i.e. functional and sustainable materials, which, besides their outstanding quality, offer an added value that is often not instantly visible, or which are based on natural resources.


Wood Preservative Firms to Pay Fines for EPA Violations

By Rich Christianson Posted: 03/07/2013 11:10AM

Wood preservative companies Gardner-Fields Inc. of Tacoma, WA, and IBC Manufacturing Co. of Memphis, TN, have agreed to pay fines totaling more than $300,000 for violating federal pesticide laws, according to separate settlements announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Wood Treatment Companies Violate Federal Pesticide Laws

Posted: 02/27/2013 11:05AM

Gardner-Fields, Inc. of Tacoma, Washington and IBC Manufacturing Co. of Memphis, Tennessee will pay fines for violating federal pesticide laws, according to separate settlements announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


LEED v4 Last Chance to Review Before it Goes Live

Posted by Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 02/26/2013 10:43PM

USGBC has announced a 6th public comment period for LEED version 4, the newest version of the LEED rating systems. There will be no delay in the member balloting and launch of the system, if approved by members.




Sixth Comment Period for LEED v4 Won't Delay Member Ballot

Posted: 02/22/2013 10:43PM

USGBC has announced a 6th public comment period for LEED version 4, the newest version of the LEED rating systems, but it says that there will be no delay in the member balloting and launch of the system, if approved by members.


Columbia Forest Products Lean Manufacturing

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 02/18/2013 9:15PM

Implementing a Lean Manufacturing System for Columbia Forest Products, by Selectinternational, with Columbia VP Human Resources Don Carter.


Woodworkers: Regain Your Independence From LEED

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 02/13/2013 5:00PM

Don't follow the LEED: the design community should regain its independence and not be beholden to a process that is tantamount to a 12-step program for responsible construction.


Woodworkers: Don't Follow the LEED

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 02/07/2013 9:48AM

LEED, originally drafted as a format to realign priorities towards energy efficiency and environmental stewardship has morphed into a strict guideline, limiting creativity and compromising common sense in construction.


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