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Products - March 2013

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Veneer Millwork and Molding
Contact Industries offers FSC-certified standard and custom veneer millwork and molding. Over 200 species of wood are available, though not all are FSC, and the veneers and molding can be cut to size in lengths up to 16 feet. The veneers are applied using no added urea formaldehyde (NAUF) adhesives and can be stained or prefinished with UV-cured, low emitting top coats. The company also offers door frames, wood ceilings, and custom products.

LEED value
• MRc7: Certified Wood

Contact Industries
Clackamas, OR

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Juniper Decking
Restoration Juniper Decking is made from untreated juniper wood harvested during grassland-restoration projects in Oregon's high desert. Human suppression of the region's wildfire cycle has allowed juniper to crowd out other native species, depleting the area's groundwater. Though ranchers often just cut and burn the trees, juniper contains natural oils that make it more rot-resistant than cedar or redwood, so it provides an alternative to pressure-treated wood decking.

LEED value
• MRc5: Regional Materials

Sustainable Northwest Wood
Portland, OR

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BIFMA-Certified Chairs
Acapella side chairs are certified to the highest standards available for commercial furniture: FSC, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold, and BIFMA Level 3. Appropriate for office, lobby, and similar interior spaces, Acapella chairs can be specified with or without arms and with different back options, and they come in a wide assortment of upholsteries. The wood is available with different stains and is topcoated with Kimball's low-emitting, waterborne Pura UV finish.

LEED value
• MRc7: Certified Wood
• IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting MaterialsSystems Furniture and Seating

Kimball Office
Jasper, IN

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FSC-Certified Engineered Wood
Engineered wood can be used in place of more environmentally problematic steel and concrete products, and it supports much more of a load than standard wood. It won't crack, twist, or warp, and it is an efficient use of smaller, less desirable wood pieces. RedBuilt takes engineered wood a step further by offering FSC-certified Red-I I-joists, RedLam LVL, and Open-Web trusses. The company uses a variety of low-emitting adhesive resins in the manufacturing process.

LEED value
• MRc7: Certified Wood
• IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting MaterialsComposite Wood and Agrifiber Products

Boise, ID

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Hemp Panels
Kirei Canamo panels are made with reclaimed, rapidly renewable hemp fiber left over from fabric manufacturing. They can be used as a substitute for wood-panel products, as a lightweight substrate, or in millwork, cabinetry, furniture, and flooring for low-traffic areas. Canamo panels contain 70% pre-consumer recycled content and are manufactured using a low-emitting NAUF resin. These 4-by-8-foot panels are available in thicknesses ranging from to 1 inch.

LEED value
• MRc4: Recycled Content
• MRc7: Certified Wood
• IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting MaterialsComposite Wood and Agrifiber Products

Kirei USA
Solana Beach, CA

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6 FSC-Certified OSB
Roy O. Martin Lumber Management was the first FSC forest-management operation in Louisiana, so it is no surprise that it offered the first FSC-certified oriented strand board, TuffStrand. The product is available in several lengths and thicknesses, including the extralong TuffStrand XL. The company also offers FSC-certified WindBrace, an oversize OSB for hurricane areas that is available in lengths up to 145 inches, and Eclipse roofing and sheathing OSBs that contain radiant barriers.

LEED value
• MRc7: Certified Wood
• IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting MaterialsComposite Wood and Agrifiber Products

Roy O. Martin
Alexandria, LA

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FSC Wood Doors
Maiman Fine Architectural Doors, a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, offers FSC-certified flush, stile-and-rail, and specialty doors such as those used in acoustical applications and historical restorations. These doors are available with recycled content ranging from 60% to 85%, depending on product, and are Greenguard Children & Schoolscertified for low emissions. Maiman's doors carry 20- to 90-minute fire ratings and come with a one-year warranty.

LEED value
• MRc4: Recycled Content
• MRc7: Certified Wood
• IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting MaterialsComposite Wood and Agrifiber Products

The Maiman Company
Springfield, MO

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Wood Insulation
Wood insulation? Agepan THD is a German-made vapor-permeable wood insulation that has an R-value of R-3 per inch. Imported by Peak Building Products, it contains no added formaldehyde (NAF) and can be used on a building's interior or exterior. Agepan is available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, in either square-edge or tongue-and-groove styles, and in floor and roof panels, OSB, and cellulose insulation.

LEED value
• EAc2: Minimum Energy PerformanceDesign & Construction
• EAc2: Optimize Energy PerformanceDesign & Construction

Peak Building Products
Watertown, MN

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Lab Furniture
Kewaunee's EarthLine uses no-added-formaldehyde Medite II cores, powder-coated-steel components, and zero-VOC clear-coat finishes. The furniture is available with veneers made from natural or caramelized bamboo and FSC-certified American Lyptus, red oak, or white-maple hardwood. Built to handle laboratory work, EarthLine comes with acid-resistant coatings and drawers that have a 150-pound load capacity.

LEED value
• MRc4: Recycled Content
• MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
• IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting MaterialsSystems Furniture and Seating

Kewaunee Scientific
Statesville, NC

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Engineered Flooring
Terra Legno engineered wood flooring, distributed by Dyerich Flooring Designs, is made using seven layers of Russian birch glued together at right angles for dimensional stability and topped with a hardwood veneer. Terra Legno is then prefinished with nine layers of scratch-resistant, UV-cured urethane that contains aluminum oxide. FSC-certified Terra Legno is available in more than 25 styles and qualifies as an ultra-low-emitting-formaldehyde (ULEF) product.

LEED value
• MRc7: Certified Wood
• IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting MaterialsComposite Wood and Agrifiber Products

Dyerich Flooring Designs
Paterson, NJ

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