In September 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued “Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels” to guide federal procurement. For lumber and wood, FSC is now the only EPA recommended standard. The Forest Stewardship Council US applauded this decision and sent a letter of thanks to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.
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Chris Hunt from CR Hunt Construction in the Greater Salt Lake City, UT area can help you transform your backyard into an outdoor oasis with Redwood decking, furniture, or a beautiful pergola.
Phil Herman, representing the California Redwood Association, spoke about the many benefits of using Redwood in outdoor living spaces during a segment on Colorado and Company KUSA-TV, 9News (NBC) in Denver, Colorado. Speaking with host Denise Plante, Phil showed Colorado and Company viewers a beautiful Redwood pergola and deck display. With 1 million acres of sustainable Redwood
A multidisciplinary team of students and faculty from across 12 different majors at California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo are competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. Named INhouse, the project is a net zero home, one in which the energy the home consumes is offset by renewable energy sources on-site,
Brian Paul, representing the California Redwood Association, presented a segment on AM Northwest on Portland, Oregon’s KATU ABC affiliate. Brian shared with host Helen Raptis the many reasons homeowners, contractors, and others choose to build with Redwood. Considerations including the beauty, durability, affordability, and natural resistance to insects, decay, and fire were noted as top
Brian Paul, representing the California Redwood Association, presented a segment on New Day NW on Seattle’s KING 5 NBC affiliate. Brian discussed the many desirable attributes of redwood lumber and shared with viewers a scale model Redwood Pergola, section of Redwood Siding, as well as descriptions of the most common Redwood grades. Brian also helped
As a consumer you have several choices of building materials for your outdoor living projects, including plastic composite lumber. Whether you are looking for strength, durability and longevity, whether you want the most beautiful and environmentally friendly product, or if low maintenance and comfort are key, only redwood offers all of the above. It’s perfection
Over the next few weeks Humboldt Redwood will be releasing a series of short video clips to help you better understand who we are and what we do as a company. From our forestlands to our mill to our sustainable practices and more, get up close and personal with Humboldt Redwood. We hope you enjoy
By Charlie Jourdain Mankind is ingenious if nothing else; and such inventiveness has allowed us to make incredible advances in science, technology and other pursuits that have made life easier. At the same time, some of our leaps and breakthroughs have resulted in unintended consequences that haven’t been kind to the environment. At the California Redwood
Local CBS affiliate KMAX in Sacramento featured an entertaining redwood deck makeover during the Good Day Sacramento morning segment on October 11, 2013. Licensed California contractor and redwood building expert, Gary Mierzwak, walked morning viewers through the process of identifying a worn out backyard deck and the steps required to replace that deck with a
For many homeowners, the deck is a promise of quality time spent enjoying the home and garden that represents their dreams. A recent survey commissioned by the California Redwood Association showed that decks can also help homeowners express their environmental values. While people love decks for both enjoying their outdoor space and boosting their home’s
A recent online article for the Tri-County Times Newspaper serving Fenton, Linden, and Holly, Michigan points to how Californians are leading the trend toward “greener” backyards. The article points out that California homeowners are turning to eco-friendly materials, building practices, and landscaping to create “greener” outdoor living spaces. One of the important features of these