The term “green wood” has taken on a new meaning. JG Architectural Supply is now producing wood flooring that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as complying with environmentally friendly forestry practices. The FSC in Bonn, Germany, has developed principles, criteria and standards for forest management in an effort to implement sustainable forestry practices across the globe. Products certified by the FSC come from well-managed forests where the flora and fauna are protected and the rights of indigenous peoples are considered.
JG Architectural Supply’s new line of FSC-certified wood flooring consists of American oak, cherry, maple and walnut prepared in a variety of grades. While FSC-certified material carries a premium in the market, JG Architectural Supply has decided to sell its green wood at a lower profit margin to encourage its use.
The use of wood for flooring has become dimant recently. modern woods are now employed in making radiant and beautiful floors. Although, towards having a nice looking floor with finished wood, there are many things to consider.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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