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Monthly Archive for July, 2008

Art-a-pult

YOU can help create artwork for our Russell Street Branch! Inside your head, you’re thinking “But I’m not artistic!” No worries! If you attend the Home Resource “Spontaneous Construction” fundraiser August 16th you can participate in the creation of community artwork to be displayed in our new branch. We are partnering with Home Resource on [...]

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Lighting by Mother Nature

The windows and skylights are being installed. While this might sound like a fairly common occurrence and perhaps a bit mundane to address in a posting, never fear, these windows are out of the ordinary. The windows we are using are aluminum clad wood windows—triple paned! They have some of the highest insulation values of [...]

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More than materials

Getting a LEED certification requires a lot more than just using recycled or renewable materials. The certification also indicates that the construction process is environmentally friendly. For a project to be considered for LEED certification, it must have—as a prerequisite—a “construction waste management” plan. While it sounds fairly straightforward—reduce waste where possible, reuse scraps, recycle [...]

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