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The Richmond Olympic Oval was the site of speed-skating events during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games; its ceiling is made from trees killed by the mountain pine beetle and turned into engineered wood. (Photo: BC Living)

Engineering a Wood Revolution

by Brent Ehrlich

Wood seems poised for a resurgence in structural applications, but is its popularity a flash in the pan or a whole new way of building?

Can We Replace Foam Insulation?

by Tristan Roberts

There are a lot of reasons to avoid foam, but its high performance can make it a hard habit to kick, as designers are finding out.

Passivhaus Windows, Made in the U.S.A.

by Paula Melton

Two small California companies nab the first domestic window certifications from Germany´┐Żs Passive House Institute.

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