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Sustainable Wood Buying Guide Available Online

By Rich Christianson Posted: 01/20/2013 4:55PM

The third edition of Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-Based Products has been released online by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).


At Stolo Cabinets, County Funds Lean Manufacturing Training

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/05/2013 10:23PM

Stolo Cabinets says it implemented lean training at its Brea, CA architectural millwork shop, under an assistance program from California Manufacturing Technology Consulting and the Orange County Workforce Investment Board.


EPA Issues Industrial Boiler Clean Air Standards

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/21/2012 9:19AM

EPA clean air standards for industrial boilers, Incinerators and some kilns include were issued the Friday before Christmas. They set numerical standards for small particle emissions,


Update about FSC and LEED v4

Posted: 12/06/2012 5:42PM

Forest advocates have until Monday December 10th to provide official comments on the US Green Building Council’s 5th draft of LEED v4.




Enhancing Woodworking Productivity: Taking the Lean Journey

By Herman Keesee Posted: 11/25/2012 10:25PM

For woodworking companies, Henry Ford's critical thinking on matters of efficiency, waste and profit ring true today in the application of Lean Manufacturing.


USGBC Receives Grant from Google

Posted: 11/14/2012 1:56PM

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today, on the main stage at its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, a $3 million grant from Google that will catalyze the transformation of the building materials industry and accelerate the creation of healthier indoor environments.


Coventry Model Home Awarded LEED Certification

Posted: 10/08/2012 2:21PM

The U.S. Green Building Council has formally presented Coventry Homes with certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.


Green Building Council Unfairly Favors FSC: Georgia

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 08/16/2012 8:56PM

The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system unfairly awards its wood certification credit only to Forest Stewardship Council certified standard, says an executive order by Georgia's governor. SFI says it agrees.


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