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.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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