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New Group Promotes “Climate-Smart” Wood

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and four environmental advocacy groups in the Pacific Northwest have launched a promotional campaign for forest practices and wood products that help lower carbon emissions. The Climate-Smart Wood Group says it wants to help builders, architects, and other buyers understand the difference between wood products on the market and make it easier to locate lumber that meets sustainable forestry standards. In a statement laying out its goals, the group said that growing interest in mass-timber construction underscores the need to choose wood products carefully. Promoters often cite timber as a less carbon-intensive building product than…

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10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Door Stop Hardware

You would not believe how many door stops were in our apartment when we moved in. It’s a small unit, just one bedroom, but there are many doors: closet doors, mirrored doors, hallway doors. For each there is a wall-mounted door stop in a conspicuous location. Normally, this sort of thing would be last on my list, but they stand out so much, it’s right up there with changing lights and drawer pulls. This led me to the search for the better looking wall-mounted door stops. Here’s what I found. N.B.: We’ll be covering floor-mounted door stops as part of…

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Top New Tools Coming in 2019 From Milwaukee Tool

In early June of this year, Milwaukee Tool hosted its annual New Product Symposium at its headquarters in Milwaukee. Dozens of media representatives in the construction industry attended. As in years past, the event illustrated the company’s continued growth as it strives to offer solutions for every trade in the residential, commercial, and utility industries. While there were many new products in the plumbing and electrical trades, remodeling and carpentry were a highlight this year, with several “firsts” for the tool maker.Milwaukee Tool is putting all of its R&D into cordless battery technology – looking for more power and runtime…

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Tabletop Simplicity from Scandi Company Iittala

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Energy Code Development Begins: Focus on Residential

This is part one of a two-part series. Code officials, builders, energy efficiency advocates, and others weighed in last month on proposals to update the next model building energy code–a crucial policy tool for states, counties, and cities as they work to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. Debate at the Committee Action Hearings held by the International Code Council (ICC) in Albuquerque was often as spicy as the famous New Mexico chili. The end result leaves us hopeful that the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will improve energy efficiency for both residential and…

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New for Summer: Hay’s Été Line of Striped Linens

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