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Daily Archives: March 23, 2013

Wood, Paper & Green Building

New LEED v4 Credits, FSC’s (Diminished) Role

woodworkingnetwork.com
March 25, 2013
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

Through the numerous changes we’ve become accustomed to, the past 15 years have transformed the original 40 credit LEED program to the present 100+ Credit LEED v3 2009 program we have today. It’s still changing. One of the most talked about issues among Architectural Woodwork Industry members is whether Forest Stewardship Council certified wood will remain a part of LEED. In 2012, the U.S. Green Building Council released drafts 1 – 5 of what will become LEED v4 for open public comment.

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Wood cuts it

First of its kind using laminated veneer technology
The Press
March 25, 2013
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Using Canterbury University innovations, Christchurch design and New Zealand timber, a unique building is going up in Victoria St – the first of its kind and a signal of a sustainable, quake-resilient future… It stands proud and strong amid a row of empty sections and damaged, snaggle-toothed edifices on the changing sidelines of Victoria St. No 134, this three-storey building under construction, with its standout wooden superstructure, is a signpost to a fresh future, a flag for sustainable progress, and a forward marker for the shape of things to come for our fracture zone on the Canterbury Plains.

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