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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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I am in Washington again for the annual Federation Fly-In. We’ve had a great turnout, and beyond hoping to do some good for the industry and get educated on the issues, it’s great to just catch...
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The ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, and, as the name implies, the group develops and publishes International Standards.
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California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (commonly known as Proposition 65, or Prop 65), has been in the industry news recently. In this blog, I am not going to look at the...
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This week, we’ll do a quick look at the use of “NA” in our industry. The two most familiar terms are probably NAUF and NAF. NAUF is No Added Urea Formaldehyde and NAF is No Added Formaldehyde.
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Trees save lives … and the Forest Service has statistics to prove it! The U.S. Forest Service recently released a report outlining the amount of pollution trees remove from our air and correlating...
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I was in Toronto recently working with our team there on various "green" topics. During discussions, one of our reps repeated something one of his big builder customers said, that "I...
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I was reading the latest Reader's Digest and was just struck strongly by an article on biomimicry. I was fascinated by the examples given-I strongly recommend that everyone reads it to find out how...
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