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President Obama Calls for Reduction in Carbon Emissions

March 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Government will one day have a much smaller carbon footprint. President Obama recently announced an executive order to slash the government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 2008 levels over the next decade.
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Beyond Cost, the Environmental Benefits of Wood Buildings

June 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

By Duane Schantz

For many building designers, the choice of wood as a structural material is driven by price. Wood is cost effective—in terms of materials, speed of construction and design flexibility—while meeting code requirements for safety and performance in a wide range of building types. However, as green building has evolved beyond its initial emphasis on operational energy efficiency, it has become increasingly clear that, in addition to cost, there are compelling environmental reasons to choose wood.
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