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Title: Reclaiming the future: What's New in Used Wood

Source: Wood Design & building, Winter 2012-2013; pp. 36-39; 2012.

Author(s)Nicklin, Anne; Falk, Bob

Publication Year: 2012  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-2B

Abstract: hat’s new and why are we talking about reclaimed wood design and construction? The growth of green building and a focus on building materials that have a low impact on the environment have led many to rethink the materials they specify for construction. If you are an architect, material specifier, or builder, you’ve seen the tidal wave of “green” products now available and know that nearly every material manufacturer now claims that their product is the greenest. Due to the simple fact that it is reused, reclaimed wood has positive environmental attributes most other recycled, exotic, or alternative materials can’t match. The availability of reclaimed wood products has increased significantly and it’s easier to specify these materials than ever before.

Keywords: Lumber; reuse; reclaimed

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 3,059 kb(s)

Date posted: 04/02/2013
RITS Product ID: 63560
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Falk, Robert H.
Research General Engineer

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