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Redwood Deck Makeover Featured on Good Day Sacramento

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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

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Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Announced for Redwood Decking

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WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) and California Redwood Association have announced the release of an environmental product declaration (EPD) for redwood decking. This brings the available AWC EPDs for North American wood products to seven. All of these EPDs and the accompanying transparency briefs are available free on the AWC website. EPDs are

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Survey Says: Redwood Decks Support Buyers’ Dream of Greener Future

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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

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Redwood Goes Way Beyond the Green Label

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The California Redwood Association is getting the word out about its recently commissioned Life Cycle Assessment, comparing redwood with artificial decking products, such as plastics and composites. The below press release is appearing on Patch.com sites throughout California. Read on to learn more. Beyond the Green Label: study more than just marketing claims to understand

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Eco Friendly Building Materials: A Closer Look at Natural Redwood

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Finding eco-friendly building materials is an understandable concern for many of today’s homeowners. A recent survey by the California Redwood Association (CRA) found that 75% of California homeowners thought it was important that decks be eco-friendly. A full 90% thought a deck should be recycled after its lifespan rather than end up in a landfill.

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2012 Sunset Breezehouse Features Humboldt Redwood Decking

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The 2012 Sunset Idea House in Healdsburg, California is, as its name implies, full of new ideas about contemporary wine country living. Sunset partnered with Blu Homes and Healdsburg developers Rosemary and Ross Wardell to create a showcase Breezehouse®. The 5-bedroom, 5-bath Idea House, which opened to the public in August, is situated on a

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Building Beautiful Backyards: Landscaping Design Trends

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If creating a beautiful backyard haven for relaxing, entertaining and recreation is an important goal for you, Humboldt Redwood can help you realize your dreams.  The process of gathering ideas, planning and building can be challenging, but some basic know-how can turn it into a very rewarding experience. In the planning stages, keep in mind

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Green Redwood: Understanding the True Environmental Impact

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As more and more Americans are becoming aware of the environmental footprint they have on society, they oftentimes make smarter, more informed decisions when purchasing products. A recent survey was commissioned, which asked homeowners about their choices for green decking material. 75 percent of those surveyed said that it’s important for their home’s deck to

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Forest Service Report Documents Environmental Benefits of Wood as a Green Building Material

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack urges US builders to prioritize wood in green buildings WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 – The findings of a new U.S. Forest Service study indicate that wood should factor as a primary building material in green building, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. The authors of Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits

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Sustainable Living: Tips for the On-The-Go Lifestyle

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As more and more data emerges regarding the human impact on our environment, awareness of our profound use of resources also grows. However, as a society constantly on the go, it may be difficult for the average person to completely alter their lifestyle to lessen environmental impact. Fortunately, there are a few practical applications we

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Green Building: Making a Difference One Project at a Time

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At Humboldt Redwood Company, we believe change begins with knowledge. As green building entities, such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), have helped educate architects, contractors and homeowners about the benefits of sustainable building practices, desire for and understanding of these projects has increased. Homeowners in particular are increasingly aware of the benefits sustainable

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Green Building: Thinking Beyond Today

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The fate of our environment and natural resources has been an important topic of discussion in the last few years. With gas prices rising to new levels and influencing our daily habits from the food we buy to the places we go, it is possible to get caught up in short-term thinking.  At Humboldt Redwood

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