Category Archives: Sustainability


Engineered Wood at IBS 2014

This week we’ve been at The International Builders’s Show in Las Vegas with LP Building Products. One of the features


Decompress on Energy Trusses

The evolution of energy codes over the past several years has resulted in an increased demand for insulation as a


International Builders Show- 2014 Highlights

The 2014 International Builders Show (IBS) is right around the corner, folks. This year, IBS is co-locating with the Kitchen


Don’t Forget Your Sunblock

Energy efficiency is nothing new to most architects and specifiers, but for those seeking an easy way to specify efficiency


Registration for the 2014 International Builders’ Show is Now Open

The National Association of Home Builders officially opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) last week,


Case Study: Schauman Construction Company Uses OSB Sub-Flooring to Weather Harsh Michigan Winters

Schauman Construction Company is a family owned and operated business now under its third generation of family leadership, according to the


Benefits of Wood In Construction | WoodWorks presents at AIA Expo

When it comes to choosing materials for construction, architects with a focus on sustainability should take life cycle assessment (LCA)


Carbon Challenge Residential Design Competition to Kick off this Week

The Carbon Challenge Design competition will kick off this week in Baltimore, Md., and Providence R.I. The competition is a


Case Study: Hutchinson Home Builders Relies on the Strength of Engineered Wood for its Premier Show Home

Hutchinson Home Builders Portland, Oregon Project Summary Hutchinson Home Builders teamed up with Mark Stewart Home Design to create the


Green Building Accelerates through Economic Downturn

The green building marketplace is accelerating around the world, according to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction. Study results indicate that


Wood Buildings, Skyscrapers of the Future?

As builders in Europe and Australia have begun constructing tall wood buildings, a number of Canadian architects are hoping to


Builder Spotlight: Davidon Homes

Headquartered in California, Davidon Homes has been building luxury move-up homes for more than 30 years. According to Randy Hensley, director of project development, these homes fulfill the dreams of homeownership and create pride for thousands of homebuyers thanks to Davidon’s innovative design, superb craftsmanship, and attention to detail.


Builder News & Trends

reThink Wood Offers More Reasons to Choose Wood Formed in 2011, reThink Wood is a coalition of interests representing North


Infographic: Why Choose Wood?

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reThink Wood Offers More Reasons to Choose Wood

If you’re considering wood building materials, reThink Wood—a coalition of interests representing North America’s wood products industry—offers a host of


Get Re-Oriented: The Technology Behind Sustainable Building

Sustainable forests are critical to the homebuilding industry for reasons beyond just protecting our planet. First and foremost, the affordability


Case Study: Engineered Wood Products Help Woodland Street Partners Attain Value, Sustainability

Woodland Street Partners LLC is a development company in Nashville, Tennessee, dedicated to offering the best value in stylish homes


Wood is Good

Homebuilders have more reasons to use more wood building products in home construction than ever before. For one thing, the


Infographic: Why Wood?

From supporting jobs to increasing manufacturing efficiency, the benefits of building with wood go beyond structural soundness and aesthetics.


New WoodWorks Calculator Estimate Benefits of Building With Wood

WoodWorks, a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations, recently launched an online cost comparison calculator and a carbon


Case Study: Capstone Development provides comfort and energy efficiency for families of injured veterans as part of Operation Lakeshore

Since 2006, hundreds of injured military service members have taken part in Lakeshore Foundation’s Lima Foxtrot program in Homewood, Alabama. The program


USDA to Promote Wood for Green Building

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a proposal that government, university, and wood industry resources work together to


What’s Up With Attics Today?

In an effort to obtain efficiency and sustainability, some builders are sealing attics with spray foam. Turning the attic into


Go For The Silver

Crosland Contractors is one of the Southeast’s leading builders and diversified real estate companies, with a portfolio valued at more than $1 billion. The company’s roots go back to the 1930s when John Crosland, Sr., began building houses in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a commitment to affordable housing, community-oriented development, and responsible stewardship, Crosland’s mission of sustainability is at work at Trinity Commons, one of their current projects.


Builder News & Trends

New Homes in 2015 Will Be Smaller, Greener According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the recent housing


What’s New: Trends & Technology

Check out these websites.* New products can shape new directions in the building industry. Bosch® Power Box™ 360 According to


Builder Trends

IBS 2011: Power up This January With winter upon us, the 2011 International Builders’ Show (IBS) is just around the


Facts & Figures

As a naturally regenerating building product, wood is one of the most renewable and sustainable construction materials available.* To manage


Product Trends & Technology

Check out these websites.* New products can shape new directions in the building industry. Prestique® Cool Color shingles by GAF-Elk