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A New Path for Green Building Codes

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Last week, the formation of the new International Green Construction Code was announced through the partnership of several organizations already deeply connected with green building efforts. The preliminary version of the model code is now available for public review and comment.

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Crazy Wood Triangle: FSC, SFI, and LEED

If you work with LEED, you’re familiar with FSC, and if you read good books and magazines, you’ve probably seen both SFI and FSC.  FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) both certify and provide labels for wood and paper products.  Consumers look to these for comfort with regard to environmental impact and sustainable harvesting of wood, but after you read Monte Paulsen’s five-part series on the topic for The Tyee, you may not be so sure about what’s going on.

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Retired Aircraft Now Bio-Luminum Tiles

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The same folks behind Bio-Glass, Coverings Etc, recently sent us information on another interesting product, Bio-Luminum.  Bio-Luminum tiles are made from 100% recycled aluminum salvaged from retired aircrafts.  Available with a beveled edge on one side and straight edge on the other, the company says the strength of aircraft aluminum makes this product perfect for high-traffic flooring and high-end wall treatments.  

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