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Wood, Paper & Green Building

BC Architects Win SFI Wood Design Award for Putting Sustainability and Community First in the Askew’s Foods Uptown Store Design

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
March 2, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

Thinking outside the traditional big-box store approach has earned Allen + Maurer Architects the 2015 Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Wood Design Award. The award is part of the 11th annual Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards. The architectural firm is being recognized for its prominent use of wood in the new Askew’s Foods Uptown Store in Salmon Arm, BC. “We are pleased to be recognized with the SFI Wood Design Award and by the Wood WORKS! BC program for our Askew’s Foods project. We built sustainability and community into every part of the project. The timber roof in particular was an effort to create true sustainability not just for the land, but for the economy and the local community,” said Chris Allen, of Landform Architecture

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Suggested budget cuts would close Haines forestry office
March 5, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

As state legislators continue working on the budget, more details of possible local effects are surfacing. The latest budget cuts under consideration by one House panel would chop 13 state forester jobs and close offices in Haines, Ketchikan and Juneau. This week, a House Finance Committee is examining the Department of Natural Resources budget. The committee is considering reducing the timber sale program and closing offices in Southeast. Closing the Haines office would mean the eliminating the two forester positions here. “I don’t know what the prospects are but certainly I’m concerned,” said Haines forester Roy Josephson. In addition to the 13 state forestry jobs, the cuts would nix 10 student intern positions, he says.

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Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy

Carbon credits could generate $1.6 billion for Louisiana coastal restoration, study says

The Times Picayune
March 5, 2015
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: US East, United States

Louisiana could earn up to $1.6 billion for coastal restoration projects over the next 50 years by selling credits for storing carbon in wetland plants and soils, according to a new study by New Orleans-based Tierra Resources, Entergy Corp. and the ClimateTrust. The credits could be sold by private landowners and businesses in Louisiana that create their own restoration projects or participate in publicly-financed projects. Buyers would include businesses that must reduce carbon emissions in California under the nation’s first “cap and trade” program aimed at reducing greenhouse gases, said Tierra Resources president and chief executive Sarah Mack.

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