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Top Trends for Green, High-Performance Homes

Watch out, dealers: Big builders are rapidly making green, high-peformance homes... More

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Green's Next Frontier: Health Product Declarations

Efforts are speeding up to create a format by which building product manufacturers would list their products' impact on human health. More

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Cal-Style Regs Could Be Heading Your Way

California is a trend-setter for the nation. So which trends in regulation of LBM dealers will the rest of the country see? More

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Engineered Wood's Framework for Cost Savings

EWPs already are known for their green value proposition, but new codes and better buyers may give the segment extra momentum. More

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Survey: How Green Are Americans Really?

Results from a new poll suggests that Americans don't get very dirty when they... More

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Should Military Brass Be LEED-ers? Some Wood Groups Have a Different Idea

The Defense Department has been pulled into a different kind of battle than it's used to--the fight over the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED system and its preference for wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). More

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Pentagon Spending Bill Signals New Step in LEED Fight

A just-passed bill promoting a more expansive view of green building certification programs at the Pentagon is generating cheers among lobbyists opposed to an exclusive embrace of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED system and a "bring it on" attitude from the USGBC. More

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Congress Restricts Pentagon's Spending on LEED Certifications

The Pentagon spending bill passed by Congress will force the military to provide a cost-benefit analysis and return on investment on its sustainable building efforts and will prohibit, through Sept. 30, any spending on reaching LEED gold and platinum certification. More

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Mountain Lumber

Mountain Lumber uses the proximity of its products to boost sales--and a green cause. More

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