03 Oct '11, 2pm

Forest Service Backs Wood as Green Building Material

Wood should be considered a primary material in environmentally friendly building, according to a study by the U.S. Forest Service. Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Using Wood and Wood Products in Green Building Construction argues that using wood as a building product yields fewer greenhouse gases than using other common materials. The Forest Service report also advocates greater use of life cycle analysis in building codes and standards to further benefit the environment. In other green building news, Indie Energy and the U.S. Green Building Council, the creator of the LEED green building program, have announced they are to connect two of their software products. The partnership brings together Indie Energy Network, an open platform for the development of third-party energy apps and live building data resource, and LEED Online, the software p...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/10/03/forest-serv...

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