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Get the Facts on Formaldehyde in Bamboo Flooring

March 28th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Bamboo is an excellent green building material. It’s fast growing, sustainable, and really beautiful. Bamboo floors are a wonderful choice when renovating or building new. But even these sustainable floors contain a bit of formaldehyde. Learn what standards to look for when purchasing and how to ensure you are not exposed to the chemical.


Guest Post: Green Construction Trends

February 12th, 2014 | by GBE FACTS

The Green movement has reached the construction trade. From affordable public housing that has adopted green construction methods — such [&hellip


Guest Post: Seasonal Landscaping

December 17th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

Landscaping is not limited to those with the green thumb or professional gardeners. It can be done by anyone even [&hellip


Make it Green: What Are the Greenest Choices of Wood for Building?

June 18th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

"The argument that somehow non-wood construction materials are ultimately better for carbon emissions than wood products is not supported by our research. “Trees removed in an environmentally responsible way allow forests to continue to sequester carbon through new forest growth. Wood products continue to benefit the environment by storing carbon long after the building has been constructed," he added


The Bamboo Garden

March 12th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

With the approach of springtime comes a cartload of ideas worth considering. Her we share some photos that might spark the imagination. Creative types will soon find bamboo offers as may design options as the painterly mind wishes to put on the garden easel


Bamboo: Good or Bad for the Environment

November 27th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

Bamboo has been lauded for its in home construction and building; however, some concerns have risen with the popularity of bamboo, including biodiversity, soil erosion, and chemical use


A DAtE with Disaster: Design Against the Elements 2011 Winner is Announced

August 24th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley

DAtE is a global architectural competition meant to find solutions to the problems occurring due to climate change. “Climate change refers to the variation in the Earth’s global climate or regional climates over time scales ranging from decades to millions of years. Changes may be driven by internal processes, external forces or, most recently, by human activities.” This is the third competition of its kind all originating in the Philippines with the winner being announced in early


Bamboo in America

August 11th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

Until now, almost all of the bamboo in products sold here has come from overseas. That could change soon, as new planting techniques may lead to millions of new acres of bamboo shoots in the American South


Structural Bamboo

July 26th, 2008 | by Dawn Killough

The newest structural element has been used in Asia for years. Now it is tested and certified for use in the western world. It can be grown and harvested in three years, and is actually good for the environment. But, will it catch on



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