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Toll Brothers to Pay $741,000 Clean Water Act Penalty

Posted: 06/20/2012 2:57PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Toll Brothers Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, will pay a civil penalty of $741,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including sites located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.


Green Homes Continue to Grow Across the U.S.

Posted: 06/20/2012 10:39AM

LEED for Homes surpasses 20,000 certified home milestone as Green Homes continue to increase in popularity.


Wood Telephone Poles Turned to Ethanol

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/18/2012 11:03PM

Wood waste and biofuel power firm Enerkem Inc. says it has begun producing cellulosic ethanol from used telephone poles at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Québec.


Enerkem Begins Ethanol Production from Wood Waste

Posted: 06/18/2012 10:56PM

Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, announced today the initial production of cellulosic ethanol from waste materials at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Québec.




Coast Guard Air Base Converting to Wood Pellet Heat

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/18/2012 1:23PM

The U.S. Coast Guard air station in Sitka plans to switch from oil to wood pellets to heat the base in a cost-saving move.


Autodesk Expands Educational Offerings

Posted: 06/16/2012 7:26PM

Autodesk Inc. announced the company’s 2013 comprehensive offering of software, cloud services and curriculum for secondary, postsecondary and vocational educational institutions.


Is Wood a Biobased Material? Congress Debates

By Karen Koenig Posted: 06/15/2012 8:09AM

Wood and other forest products could be considered a “biobased” product if an amendment to modify the Farm Act passes through Congress.


Absence of ComDust Rule Doesn't Stop OSHA Enforcement

By Jamison Scott Posted: 06/11/2012 11:31AM

OSHA may still be wrangling over creation of a combustible dust standard but that hasn't stopped its inspectors from doling out citations and fines for ComDust violations.


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