CLT market exhibiting solid growth

CLT market exhibiting solid growth

Report: Industry could top $880 million by 2022

Landmark wooden tower set to rise in Portland

Landmark wooden tower set to rise in Portland

The nation’s tallest wooden high-rise will soon take shape in Portland, Ore. Funded by a $1.5 million-dollar award from the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition, the innovative timber building, named Framework, will be built from domestically sourced and engineered...

Green roofs, walls gain momentum in South Carolina

Green roofs, walls gain momentum in South Carolina

When Michael Whitfield started Charleston-based Green Roof Outfitters in 2008, he was sailing in virtually unchartered waters in South Carolina and was among the vanguard in the Southeast. And those seas were fairly rough. “Nobody wanted to be the guinea...

7 reasons for wood's popularity in midrise housing

7 reasons for wood's popularity in midrise housing

Engineered wood is arguably the fastest-growing structural product solution for midrise multifamily buildings. Most U.S.

Detroit community center to be model of sustainability

A network of local and global businesses are collaborating with the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) to transform a long-vacant apartment complex in Detroit’s lower North End into a multi-functional community space. Developers expect the area to become one of...

Birmingham airport soars to new sustainability standard

Birmingham airport soars to new sustainability standard

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has been awarded LEED gold for new construction as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Business Certification. LEED is the preeminent program for design, construction and operation of high-performance green...

Nashville apartment complex hits high note with LEED gold

Nashville apartment complex hits high note with LEED gold

Green building officials are signing the praises of an apartment complex in the home of country music. The Terra House Apartments in Nashville, Tenn., has achieved LEED gold certification under LEED for Homes. The complex is a 194-­unit, mixed-use apartment building on they city’s Rolling Mill Hill, according to a release from the U.S.

Webinar addresses new code options for residential buildings

A webinar is set for Thursday to address new code options for insulating, sealing and controlling moisture in unvented attics in residential buildings. Building America and Building Energy Codes Program stakeholders are invited to learn about this new innovative technology...

Infographic: Green-building trends for the years to come

As consumers place more importance on evolving their communities to create more responsible, sustainable places to live, the construction industry has evolved as well to meet the needs of their customers. As the standards for building methods shift, green construction...

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Plastic bottle architecture can turn a problem into an eco-friendly opportunity. The EcoARK in Taipei, Taiwan, is one such example. Built from 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles, the massive pavilion can withstand the forces of nature, including fires and earthquakes,...

Timber manufacturer receives historic designation

Timber manufacturer receives historic designation

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has awarded its first SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard certification to the first U.S.

Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

The Airport Operations Center at Scottsdale Airport has opened, serving as the hub for monitoring daily operations including safety, security and maintenance of the airfield. The building is a state-of-the-art facility and also environmentally friendly, according to a release from...

Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension

Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension

Norway's Oslo Airport has received a smart-looking new terminal extension courtesy of local architects Nordic – Office of Architecture. Featuring an attractive curved form, the building is hailed as the "world's greenest terminal" by the firm and certainly boasts an...

China mall earns top environmental award

China mall earns top environmental award

Malls used to be all about shopping, but as air quality becomes one of the top concerns globally, some of them have set out to become urban retreats. Beijing's Parkview Green, a complex that includes offices, a shopping mall, an...

Wood research library demonstrates opportunities to build sustainable structures

Wood research library demonstrates opportunities to build sustainable structures

Over the past several years, there has been a rise in mass timber construction around the world, demonstrating the strength, stability and design flexibility of next-generation lumber technologies. To help inform architects, engineers, developers, industry professionals, students and interested parties,...

Tyvek marks 50 years in use

Tyvek marks 50 years in use

One of the most common materials used to create the thermal envelopes of commercial buildings and homes is marking its golden anniversary. DuPont Protection Solutions announced the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a nonwoven material that has enabled protection, security...

Outdated concrete building transformed Into sustainability standout

Outdated concrete building transformed Into sustainability standout

An abandoned Rhode Island property has been given new life through a transformation that has earned the structure, now an office building, LEED gold status. The 305,000-square-foot building had been vacant since 2009, reports Facility Executive. It was then turned...

New sustainable Sheetrock panels unveiled

New sustainable Sheetrock panels unveiled

USG Corp., a manufacturer of building products and solutions, has introduced a new environmentally friendly wallboard: Sheetrock Brand EcoSmart Panels. Developed to meet demand for sustainable building products, the product is built upon USG’s UltraLight technology that contractors prefer, now...

Commercial, residential projects recognized with SIPA awards

Commercial, residential projects recognized with SIPA awards

Several commercial and residential projects were recognized last month at the 15th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards. Judges scored the projects on four criteria including how the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) resulted in quantifiable...

4 tips for choosing the right wrap

4 tips for choosing the right wrap

Architects work on many different kinds of buildings. But no matter the type of structure, there is an increasing recognition of the need to guard against water intrusion to avoid issues such as mold, rot and insect infestation. A new generation of housewrap called drainable housewraps provides protection against moisture.

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