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June 8, 2012

In high temperatures, outdoor workers need water, rest and shade to make it to the end of their workday safely.

“For outdoor workers, ‘water, rest and shade’ are three words that can make the difference between life and death,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in a news release. “If employers take reasonable precautions and look out for their workers, we can beat the heat.”

September 30, 2011

A new U.S. Forest Service study is urging U.S. builders to prioritize wood as a green building material due to its environmental benefits, low carbon emissions, and verifiable third-party rating system for “green” certification.

March 31, 2011

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, officially launching the International Year of the Forests on March 30, announced the USDA's strategy to promote the use of wood as a green building material.

"Wood has a vital role to play in meeting the growing demand for green building materials. Forest Service studies show that wood compares favorably with competing materials," said Vilsack, who laid out a three-part plan to address current green building practices. These strategies will include: 

December 15, 2008

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced election results of officers and members for...

March 2, 2008

Picking up the task of helping more builders enter the ‘green’ market at this year’s...

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