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.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that’s just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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