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World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria
Architecture

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna

...with concrete and steel and more with wood, our climate would thank us, or at least it may punish us less. Lots of 6 storey wooden buildings are popping up, o...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

2015 Award Winning Project: Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

...building was designed with three large ventilation towers, and the plan oriented to take advantage of prevailing winds. • A cruciform plan was chosen, with na...

A building made from K-Tect’s foam and steel structural insulated pane
Products and Materials

A New High Performance Wall System Makes Inroads Into the Ottawa Construction Market

...With a passive solar design, airtight building envelope and no thermal bridging, this family enjoys an energy-efficient home with superior indoor air quality. S...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels
Products and Materials

Cellulose rigid foam board insulation - the environmentally-friendly styrofoam replacement?

...wood fiber insulation is 0.040 w / mK. Preliminary research is also showing these lightweight CNC foam boards can withstand up to 200 times their weight witho...

Greenwashing - CMA Launches a New Investigation to Recognize it and Stop It
Products and Materials

The UK Competition and Markets Authority is investigating "Greenwashing" of Products - Good!

...building materials , building with recyled wood , and other easy choices that help reduce the environmental footprint of construction projects , all in these pa...

Coronavirus - clean energy & sustainables in jeopardy after covid-19 - IEA
Climate Change

Coronavirus poses a threat to climate action says The International Energy Agency (IEA)

...building techniques here : Compare the Carbon Footprint of Wood v Steel V Concrete Buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate...

2019 Renewables produced more Electric than Coal, Gas, Oil
Renewable Energy

In 2019, renewable energy sources produced more power in the US than fossil fuels

...Building Guide. and in the pages below: Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a cha...

The nail puller Pneumatic tool for reclaiming old lumbe
Products and Materials

Salvaging old lumber with the Nail Kicker

...wood compared to the labour costs that would be incurred by pulling nails from otherwise usable wood. The Nail Kicker costs a little over $400 to purchase, wh...