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Geothermal Technology with Pinkston Geothermal
Going green at home isn't just about saving the...

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Do two good deeds at once by recycling used magazines where they will be read and enjoyed. Hospitals, clinics, and public and and private social service agencies don't have money in their budgets these days for subscriptions and will welcome general interest and children's publications for their waiting rooms. You might also find a neighbor or a friend who would enjoy regularly receiving magazines of special interest.

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  • Engineered Wood Doesn't Always Grow on Trees

    Engineered wood has many things going for it in the green home category. We have already mentioned that, while wood is a sustainable and renewable building material it does not grow big enough quickly enough to that there is enough of the resource still growing out there to satisfy the need for building products while allowing trees to provide all of their other benefits such cleaner air, rainwater recycling, and erosion control. Engineered wood products are generally manufactured from fast growing...
  • Engineered Wood Slowly Replacing the Real Thing

    Wood is the most environmentally friendly of all structural building materials available today because it is renewable and sustainable . However, timber does have many limitations when it comes to constructing a home. First of all, while it is renewable, it takes a long time to grow a tree of suitable size to provide trusses, sheathing, and framing lumber; builders and architects are further limited in the maximum size of components that can be milled from most mature trees. Lumber warps, splits...

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