Sterritt Blog

Jan
16
Sustainability Is In Our Roots!
1/16/2015
We Make Materials Matter
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Dec
30
Christmas Tree Recycle Hack
12/30/2014
As you take down the lights and stockings back into you cardboard “Christmas Things” box, we all know you can’t wrap up that tree your kids picked out on the farm. We know it most definitely will not fit in your trash, so where do you toss this tree? To the goats! They have seasonal employment: […]
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Dec
29
2014 Best of Green Schools Honorees
12/29/2014
Leading the way: the 2014 Best of Green Schools honorees presented by the USGBC The USGBC created the annual Best of Green Schools list, a collection of the most inspiring stories that push the sustainable movement forward. This year’s list includes businesses and schools, authors and students, community events and elected officials. All have an outsized impact […]
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Dec
29
World’s Tallest Contemporary Wood Building Opens in Canada
12/29/2014
On October 31st, the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC)—a 96-foot-tall, 51,000 square foot structure built almost entirely out of engineered wood components—opened in Prince George, British Columbia. The six-story building houses the University of Northern British Columbia’s wood engineering program, as well as other tenants, and is intended as a showcase for the region’s […]
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Dec
16
The Hybrid House – Reinventing Residential Power Webinar
12/16/2014
This free webinar is an open industry call-to-action regarding the need for new electric power standards in today’s homes.  It will be hosted by EMerge Alliance Chairman Paul Savage; EMerge Alliance President, Brian Patterson will be joined by EMerge Alliance Residential Standards Chairman, Dave Maccarone of ABB-T&B, who will layout the challenge and process for creating […]
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Dec
16
What Is A Glulam?
12/16/2014
To illustrate the durability and function of Nordic lams, we wanted to help define one for you. A glulam is made up of wood laminations or “lams” that are bonded together with adhesives. Pound for pound, glulam is stronger than steel and has greater strength and stiffness than comparably sized dimensional lumber. Because these are engineered […]
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Dec
12
How Trashy! More Than 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces Weighing over 250,000 Tons Afloat at Sea
12/12/2014
The scientific journal PLOS ONE just released some serious data that should shake up not only environmental activists, but anyone who cares about their life. The hot topic: trash. Scientists are trying to better understand how much of the synthetic material is entering the oceans and how it’s affecting fish, seabirds and the larger marine […]
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Dec
10
Exclusive Photos Of The World’s First Underground Park
12/10/2014
The world’s first underground park is coming, and it’s scheduled to open in 2018. It’s called the Lowline. Get this… the Lowline will be built where a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal in the Lower East Side of New York City. The best part about the Lowline is that it will actually include natural sunlight, using reflectors and fiber optics […]
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Dec
09
Mastering FSC-Certified Wood in Green Building Live Webinar
12/09/2014
FSC continuing education in green building program has released a new course available on Monday December 15, 2014 at 12 p.m. eastern time. Over 750 architects, designers, contractors, and other green building professionals have received their AIA and/or GBCI credit for taking at least one of these courses. Now you can too by signing up to register now! Why […]
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Nov
25
Indonesia Imposes Moratorium On New Logging Permits
11/25/2014
Indonesia’s new Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar imposed a moratorium on the issuance of all new logging permits a little over a week after being appointed in late October. The move is being celebrated by conservation groups and signals that interest in reforming Indonesia’s notoriously corrupt and dysfunctional forestry sector has reached […]
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