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A Woodworker’s Future in LEED
Article by Rob Ziegelmeier - 12/17/2014 4:00:00 PM

In my last article we found out that over 60% of respondents said that they are not ready with LEED v4 so the United States Green Building Council has extended the use of version 3 for an additional ... Read More..


Thermally Modified Wood
Article by John D. Wagner - 12/8/2014 2:04:16 AM

Wood has three well-known weaknesses. Left untreated or unmodified, wood can 1) absorb water, leading to shrinking, swelling, and cupping; 2) wood can degrade when exposed to UV rays in sunlight; and... Read More..


Greenbuild 2014
Article by Rob Ziegelmeier - 11/24/2014 1:01:05 AM

This year’s Greenbuild did not seem to have the normal buzz that one has come to expect at this event. The attendance was down from 30,000 in 2013 to 26,000 this year. Additionally, the tradeshow are... Read More..


LEED v4 – Where are the projects?
Article by Rob Ziegelmeier - 10/27/2014 1:56:29 AM

Just about a year ago, LEED v4 was officially launched at Greenbuild 2013 after being overwhelmingly approved by the USGBC membership, however we are just not seeing it in the project specifications.... Read More..


Anti-Corrosive Treatments—Galvanized, Stainless, and Hybrids: Which to Choose?
Article by John D. Wagner - 10/3/2014 4:00:00 PM

Virtually every time you use a screw, nail or fastener, it will be subject to corrosion. The corrosion can be severe, as when your products are used near the ocean or a pool, but even the fasteners us... Read More..


What is a product?
Article by Rob Ziegelmeier - 9/29/2014 12:34:25 PM

In LEED v4 under the material and resources section of the credits is a new option which applies to several credits. This option calls for the product to use at least 20 different permanently install... Read More..


What You Need to Know About the New LEED 4 Standard When Supplying Finished Wood Products to LEED Projects
Article by John D. Wagner - 9/8/2014 12:46:54 PM

The new LEED V4 standard calls for wood composites like MDF and particleboard to meet low formaldehyde emission standards. LEED didn’t write a new formaldehyde emissions standard. Instead, it relies ... Read More..


LEED Paperwork
Article by Rob Ziegelmeier - 8/24/2014 10:32:22 PM

One thing that has not changed on LEED projects since its inception is the volumes of paperwork required to justify your attempt to help the project earn specific credits. The other part that has not... Read More..


Health Product Declarations
Article by John D. Wagner - 8/1/2014 4:00:00 PM

You’ll Need to Know About Them on Any Project Associated with the LEED Building Standard. There is a new type of product declaration that’s increasingly part of LEED 4, and it’s called an HPD, or Hea... Read More..


Stainless Steel Fasteners: They Are Not All Alike
Article by John D. Wagner - 7/11/2014 4:00:00 PM

The aisles of your lumberyard, hardware store, or home center are overflowing with a wide range of choices among screws and fasteners. For galvanized products, there are three ratings—G90, G185, and ... Read More..


 
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