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There’s been a lot of discussion, both here in this blog, as well as in the industry in general, about formaldehyde glues, particularly urea formaldehyde glue. I was talking with some friends of...
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One of the potentially exciting developments in wood flooring is a new twist on an old technology—a chemical reaction by additives in wood finishes that might actually remove VOCs from a room’s...
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is on the mind of many in the industry because of our flying furry friend, the Northern long eared bat (NLEB), which is currently being considered for listing.The ESA...
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As we end our first look at LEED v4, we need to look at the third major area of change: the addition and subtraction of familiar options. Much of this has been touched on already, but this is another...
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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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