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Zero House: the Future of Construction

  • December 11, 2017
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Students at Ryerson University are doing their part to support a healthier future for the building industry. Their recent collaboration with the Endeavor Centre resulted in the construction of a net-zero energy home, in an attempt to meet “the highest goals in sustainable building.” A primary goal for the students was to build a structure […]

Specifying With Your Legacy In Mind

  • May 29, 2015
  • by Suzanne VanGilder

On the face of it, a panel of Columbia Forest Products PureBond formaldehyde- free decorative veneer plywood, and a panel of imported plywood of the same species, look very similar. In fact, to many suppliers and consumers the panels are commodity, and price is the only factor in the buying decision. But the professional specifier […]

Case Study: Heider House

  • March 24, 2015
  • by Suzanne VanGilder

Knowing as much about sustainability, construction, project management, historic preservation and architecture as Elizabeth Heider, FAIA LEED AP BD+C, (See In Depth with Elizabeth Heider) is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to personal projects. “I wanted to take this 1920s bungalow and do something that both celebrated the fact that early […]