BIFMA level certified products may now be used toward LEED points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Pilot Credit 80 program, announced at the BIFMA meeting held during NeoCon - See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood-market-trends/woodworking-industr...

Scot Horst USGBC LEED Bifma LevelU.S. Green Building Council's LEED program lead the reports this week. On June 12, at NeoCon 2013, it was announced that level® certified products may now be used toward LEED points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Pilot Credit 80 program.

That news broke in a presentation by Scot Horst (left), senior vice president, LEED, USGBC senior vice president, LEED, USGBC, during the the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Assocation's annual breakfast Wednesday morning. 

But a report just days before on the progress of a bill to ban LEED on government funded projects in North Carolina was the most viewed report from the week.

Also highly viewed: a report on a new breed of custom woodworking innovators developing new products and selling them to new market niches; and the news that WoodworkingNetwork.com relaunched its website.

Here are the week's most popular wood industry  reports.

 

LEED Could Be Banned in North Carolina Over Wood Rules

By Sean Lechowicz | Posted: June 6, 2013 - 12:44 PM

A North Carolina anti-LEED bill, driven by complaints it LEED rules discourage use of locally grown lumber, has passed the state house and is now in a senate committee.

  

LEED Could Be Banned in North Carolina Over Wood Rules

By Sean Lechowicz | Posted: June 6, 2013 - 12:44 PM

A North Carolina anti-LEED bill, driven by complaints it LEED rules discourage use of locally grown lumber, has passed the state house and is now in a senate committee.

- See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/search?keyword=LEED+could+be+banned&x=...

 Taylor and Miller

New Breed of Woodshops

By Bill Esler | Posted: June 5, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Woodwork innovators use technology and do it themselves, creating new business and opportunities.

 

CNC for Non-Engineers Via Design Software Support

Posted: April 25, 2013 - 7:48 PM A machinery manufacturer with a mission to expand the use of computer numerical control (CNC) technology, typically programmed by engineers, to make this functionality available to students, and others with no programming background, finds a good reception.

CNC for Non-Engineers Via Design Software Support

Posted: April 25, 2013 - 7:48 PM

General CNC is a machinery manufacturer with a mission to expand the use of computer numerical control (CNC) technology. Typically CNC machines are programmed by engineers. General CNC wants to make this functionality available to students, hobbyists, and others with no .

- See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/search?keyword=CNC+for+non+engineers&x...

 CNC Machining, Biesse

CNC Machining Centers for Woodworking: Trends & Tips

By Karen Koenig | Posted: June 4, 2013 - 11:41 AM

Experts discuss the energy efficiency, versatility and technology trends on these workhorses for panel processing and solid wood machining.

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Forging Iron Into Wood

By Cathy Zacci, West VA Commerce Dept. Posted: 06/04/2013 

A forming technique adds a design touch without fiery metal scorching cherry wood.

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Luxury Countertop Sales Surge

By Bill Esler | Posted: June 5, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Kitchen remodeling franchise Kitchen Solvers says luxury countertop installations are outpacing cabinet refacing sales, rising 215%. Customer spend is up 6% on refacing, and 27% on cabinet remodeling.

 Carlisle Hardwood Flooring Robert Deutsch

Wood Exerts Its Hold on NeoCon 2013

By Bill Esler | Posted: June 10, 2013 - 11:25 AM

NeoCon, North America’s largest contract furnishings trade show, is already serving up healthy doses of wood touches and treatments - frequently combined with high-tech components that also carry environmentally sustainable credentials.

- See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/search?order=&fromDate=&keyword=neoCon...

Wood Exerts Its Hold on NeoCon 2013

By Bill Esler | Posted: June 10, 2013 - 11:25 AM

NeoCon, North America’s largest contract furnishings trade show, is already serving up healthy doses of wood touches and treatments - frequently combined with high-tech components that also carry environmentally sustainable credentials.

ew Breed of Woodshops

By Bill Esler | Posted: June 5, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Woodwork innovators use technology and do it themselves, creating new business and opportunities.

- See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/search?keyword=new+breed&x=0&y=0#sthas...

Proposed Formaldehyde Rules Up for Public Comment

By Karen Koenig | Posted: June 11, 2013 - 9:58 PM

Proposed formaldehyde rules by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been published in the Federal Register, paving the way for comments by the woodworking industry and other interested parties.

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Giant Sycamore Almost Crushes Truck

By Scott Wunder Posted: 06/06/2013 6:51PM

An huge unwanted sycamore log, that put the durability of my truck in an unplanned test, wound up creating gorgeous kitchen cabinets.

Giant Sycamore Almost Crushes Truck

By Scott Wunder Posted: 06/06/2013 6:51PM

An huge unwanted sycamore log, that put the durability of my truck in an unplanned test, wound up creating gorgeous kitchen cabinets.

- See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood-blogs/woodworking-blogs#sthash.lN...

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WoodworkingNetwork.com Relaunches

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/10/2013 1:55PM

WoodworkingNetwork.com, the wood manufacturing industry's leading website, relaunched, featuring targeted landing pages for the secondary wood products major business segments: custom woodworking, production wood manufacturing, and storage and closets solutions.

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