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Engineered Woods

Bathroom backsplash using Kirei Board.

Engineered woods are made from waste products, recycled products, and products that can be grown almost anywhere in the world.

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Reclaimed and recovered wood

This portico kitchen built with reclaimed wood was an FSC winner.

Reclaimed wood has character, tighter grain, and can be a good choice environmentally.

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Sustainable Woods

Lyptus wood

From rubberwood to cork, there are lots of choices in sustainable woods.

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Sunflower hull wood impresses parks’ staff, visitors

Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, located at a county park in Minnesota, contains sunflower hull wood in the reception area and in office cabinets.

Sunflower hull wood is increasingly being used in park buildings, including Denali National Park in Alaska.

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What the FSC label means

The FSC stamp

A product bearing the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) seal originates from a well-managed forest.

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Solar Decathlon: University teams take on solar design

The winner! The high-tech home designed by Technische Universitat Darmstadt used louvers on the doors and windows with embedded solar panels.

Solar Decathlon: German school upsets defending champs

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Don’t bury it or burn it

Eric Lombardi, Executive Director, Eco-Cycle, Inc.

Zero waste is not about getting to zero; it’s about being on the path to zero

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Scientists develop ‘switchable’ glass film

Reflective state

A switchable mirror material developed by scientists at the National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology could be used for windows in buildings or automobiles and could reduce the energy consumed by air conditioners by more than 30%

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