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We’re looking at the types of changes in the new LEED v4 and I think this is probably the feature that will hit the bottom line for most of the flooring industry: a significant increase in the need...
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Last week I suggested that one way to look at the new LEED v4 was to consider three types of changes. The first and most significant to LEED builders is the radical restructuring of the category...
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At the right is a guide to LEED 2009—it’s bigger than most phone books. And it reads a little bit like the tax code (although frankly not as bad as some certification systems—I think FSC...
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Ok, here’s the last post on language for a bit. Let’s consider the difference between “compliant” and “certified.” Certification is a process in which a third party is confirming...
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You see E0 on a lot of labels, don’t you? It’s also in a lot of marketing material. And I think it has zero meaning for our industry. For the majority of the industry, when you see an “E,”
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You will often see advertising promising “Zero VOC content” and “E0 formaldehyde” or similar language. That “zero” looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Unfortunately it’s not really...
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As noted a few weeks ago, NAUF is No Added Urea Formaldehyde. And no, the industry is not stopping production of NAUF flooring, there’s still plenty out there, but its specified demand may well be...
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Last week I talked about Testing Specifications vs. Brands, and before that I talked about how I thought it shouldn’t always be necessary to get third party certification of a green attribute. As I...
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There is a public specification developed by the State of California to quantify emissions of VOCs that is officially and currently known under the long title of: "California Specification 01350...
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Last week I walked the Hill with colleagues from the flooring, lumber, panel, and other wood industries for the Hardwood Federation Fly-In. We had several items on the agenda, but the key one was the...
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