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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...

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 ...

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 ...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

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

...Wood construction was evaluated against other more conventional structural systems, and chosen for its renewability and aesthetic qualities. • To reduce energ...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels
Products and Materials

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

...wood pulp and polyvinyl alcohol, a polymer that binds to the crystals to form a type of elastic foam. And the result could soon be a Green home rigid foam insul...

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)

...Wood v Steel V Concrete Buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction ...