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USDA Leads the Way on Green Buildings, Use of Wood Products

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced its commitment to the use of wood as a green building material. This news release on the USDA website details the strategy behind this commitment. WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today USDA’s strategy to promote the use of wood as a green building

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Redwood Architects: Why Redwood?

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There are many benefits to using Redwood in architectural endeavors. Redwood Architects recognize the aesthetic value, durability, and eco-friendly benefits of using this material in their projects. Redwood is very durable and may be superior to other types of wood used in large-scale architectural projects. Wood-plastic composite lumber, pressure treated lumber, and tropical hardwoods may be

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Environmental Impact of Building with Redwood Lumber

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The environmental impact of building with redwood lumber may be less than you think. The inherent traits of redwood, particularly its beauty and durability, make it a popular building material on the West Coast. For those concerned about the sustainability of redwood forestlands, here are some facts about the environmental impact of building with redwood

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Humboldt Redwood Featured in FSC Exhibit at GreenBuild 2010

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Humboldt Redwood Company, and sister business, Mendocino Redwood Company, helped sponsor the Forest Stewardship Council’s exhibit at the 2010 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), GreenBuild is often recognized as the largest conference and expo dedicated to green building in the world. The GreenBuild conference has

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LEED Green Building

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The LEED green building certification program was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (or USGBC). It has incredible value from an environmental standpoint the world over. In order to help readers understand its history, purpose, and significance, we have written a summary of LEED certification. In addition, Humboldt Redwood lumber products that are Forest Stewardship

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Green Building

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The practice of green building is becoming increasingly prevalent in modern construction. Sustainable building materials are a priority in the industry and to our customers, so we like staying on top of new developments in the practice. In addition, Humboldt Redwood lumber products that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified may be eligible for credits

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Sustainable Redwood Forests

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The quality Humboldt Redwood lumber products you use today to create beautiful outdoor living spaces originated in sustainable redwood forests along the U.S. Pacific coast. There is a 400-mile strip beginning in southern Oregon and ending just south of Monterey, California, which boasts the ideal balance of temperature, topography and precipitation for coast redwood trees

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