2030 Commitment Reality Check

“The architecture industry is increasingly having an impact on the built environment’s energy efficiency and carbon emissions. The main vehicle: … Continue reading

Dateline: Washington, D.C.

Legislators from both sides of the aisle recently moved “to reintroduce the Timber Innovation Act – bipartisan, bicameral legislation that aims … Continue reading

Ways to Ensure a Healthier Home

“Sick house syndrome can be a serious problem in today’s newer, airtight homes. The indoor air can actually be more … Continue reading

Our Northern Neighbor on Wood Construction

In a seminar at the Toronto Wood Solutions Fair, architect, editor and adjunct professor, Lloyd Alter, discussed the uptick in … Continue reading

The new language surrounding ‘Carbon’

For renowned architect William McDonough, the element carbon is not the enemy, but rather “the currency of photosynthesis, a source … Continue reading

Residential Design Trends in Hardwood

Architects, designers, and homeowners are always finding fresh ways to use hardwood. What’s the appeal? Flexibility and variety, for starters! … Continue reading

Raising the Bar in Sustainable Building

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach has achieved certification from one of the toughest building … Continue reading

For the Environmentally Concerned, only!

Did you know that the volume of American hardwood species is such that when “architects, designers and manufacturers specify American … Continue reading

Hardwoods in Construction

At the 2016 London Design Festival, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), in collaboration with Alison Brooks Architects and top … Continue reading

Innovative Material Selection

“A number of governments are promoting greater wood use because of its recognized environmental benefits and economic development potential. In … Continue reading