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Azek - Recycled Content Decking and a More Realistic Grain Look (Video)

by Rate It Green Team

If you’re in the market for decking materials, check out Matt Hoots' interview with Patrick Barnds from Azek at the International Builders Show/Kitchen & Bathroom Show! Patrick shares a window into recent developments… more...

  Filed under: Decking

0 replies | 1902 views | Posted on: 07/29/2020 | Last updated: 06/17/2021

Wall Control Layers, and How Zip System Products Work with Wall Panels and Roof panels to Keep Buildings Dry (VIDEO)

Walls,Air and Water Resistive Barriers,Air Barriers,Vapor Barriers,Water barriers,Huber,The Perfect Wall,Zip System

by Rate It Green Team

What is the "perfect wall"? 10 Years ago, Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, building science expert, published an article detailing the "Perfect Wall."  The wall is an assembly that is designed to "keep the outside … more...

  Filed under: Other - Wood

0 replies | 3622 views | Posted on: 11/01/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Free Green Building Webinar: Decorative Hardwood Plywood - A Beautifully Sustainable Choice, December 8, 12-1 pm EST

Hardwood Flooring,Wood Flooring

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain in-depth knowledge of decorative hardwood plywood, focusing on its manufacture, uses, and sustainability. It will discuss visual grading, the natural characteristics of wood, types of … more...

  Filed under: Wood

0 replies | 868 views | Posted on: 11/17/2020 | Last updated: 11/17/2020

The Seeds of Sustainability; Wood, Lumber & Mass Timber, Online, November 18, 1:45pm-3:15 EST

Wood,built environment,mass timber,Lumber

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

This seminar follows the life cycle of wood, wood fiber, and mass timber as sustainable design solutions for the built environment. A focus will be on continuous improvement considerations for project teams as well as addressing the positiv… more...

  Filed under: Lumber

0 replies | 595 views | Posted on: 10/29/2020 | Last updated: 10/29/2020

FREE Greenbuilding Webinar: Decorative Hardwood Plywood - A Beautifully Sustainable Choice, September 9, 12 pm EDT

Wood,hardwood,plywood

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain in-depth knowledge of decorative hardwood plywood, focusing on its manufacture, uses, and sustainability. It will discuss visual grading, the natural characteristics of wood, types of … more...

  Filed under: Wood

0 replies | 711 views | Posted on: 08/20/2020 | Last updated: 08/20/2020

Making the leap to LVLs

by NobleHome Affordable, passive solar, easy to build kit houses

We have always been proud that we use solid lumber in our home kits. This isn't always easy in modern construction. Solid wood tends to bend, crack, or warp and it can contains knots where you don't want them. From an engineering point-of-v… more...

0 replies | 646 views | Posted on: 10/27/2015 | Last updated: 10/27/2015

Please help my Mother-In-Law with a simple Intro to MDF products :)

MDF,Wood

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

My mother-in-law is building a new home, and she wants an introduction to the difference between MDF and "real wood." I'd like to get her information from someone who is an expert in this area. Can you help - thanks in advance! Specifi… more...

  Filed under: Engineered Lumber Products

4 replies | 2937 views | Posted on: 05/06/2015 | Last updated: 05/13/2015

 

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