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World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria
Architecture

276 foot wood frame skyscraper planned for Vienna

...wood, our climate would thank us, or at least it may punish us less. Lots of 6 storey wooden buildings are popping up, occasionally one a bit taller like an 1...

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...

Ikea - Just How Sustainable is the Swedish Big-Box Furniture Retailer?
Products and Materials

Ikea Sustainability and their new Sell-Back Program

...wood finishing oil FSC certified wood products from IKEA Another little fact we like is that Ikea sources wood from sustainably managed FSC Certified fore...

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

...wood. Instead the structure is made of light-gauge metal studs with an EPS (expanded Polystyrene) foam-filled cavity. The metal does not pass through the wall p...

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

...wood v steel v concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction ...

Building with ICF in California Wildfire Zone - Habitat for Humanity
Products and Materials

Habitat for Humanity - building durable homes in California wildfire zones from ICF

...wood v steel v concrete Buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction ...

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030
Energy efficiency

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030

...Wood v Steel V Concrete Buildings The Low Carbon LEED Platinum S1600 Prefab Kit Home Future-Proof Building Techniques for a Changing Climate R...

Carbon negative concrete CMU blocks
Climate Change

Carbon negative concrete goes into pioneering “green” CMU blocks – Quebec leads the way!

...wood v steel v concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordabl...

Home Energy labeling, Impact of Mandatory labels on Real Estate prices US Canada
Real estate

The North American Property market faces a ticking timebomb - Mandatory energy labeling - and here's what to do about it

...wood fiber and particle board in furniture and built-ins like kitchens and closets in new home builds across North America, more and more people are now conside...

Living Building Challenge
Health

One of the greenest homes on Earth is taking the Living Building Challenge in Alberta Canada - The Confluence

...Woodpecker European Timber Framing and an Alberta family. The project aims to achieve full certification of the home through the Living Building Challenge (LB...

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!

...wood - for roofs, walls and floors? The best lumber choices for wood frame construction of homes How to sustainably dispose of construction waste ...