All lighting at Dream Town's new Lincoln Square workspace uses low-wattage compact fluorescent bulbs and all desk stations are recycled MDF (medium density fiberboard), which is a composite wood product
that uses resin, heat and pressure to reuse old wood fibers.
"Amidst the pile was unmistakably what was an original Dawson." The sculpture is made of Novoply, a composite wood product
, and portions of the piece are finished in a deep brown.
Following an international search, company officials selected Mississippi State as a partner because of the university's long-established and widely recognized composite wood product
According to Jim Aguila, manager of California's Air Resources Board, the worldwide composite wood product
Composite wood products
with ultra-low-emitting formaldehyde resins or no added formaldehyde resins and that meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) ATCM 93120 (CARB 2007) can contribute to a final point in the Low-Emitting Materials credit (Bowyer et al.
In Europe, chemical emissions from composite wood products
are tightly regulated, and Japanese regulators put the onus on homebuilders to limit formaldehyde levels overall.
Several composite wood products
provide excellent non-slip surfaces.
On the legislative front, the release of the Formaldehyde Standards For Composite Wood Products
Act should help level the playing field for both groups.
Other green factors include low- or no-VOC glues and adhesives and door cores made from environmentally friendly composite wood products
. These factors make a green door different than a traditional "business as usual" door, says Worthen.
Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is widely used to make resins for household items, such as composite wood products
, paper product coatings, plastics, synthetic fibers, and textile finishes.
Or, wait until Congress passes the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products
Although decks have traditionally been made of wood, new materials such as composite wood products
, metal, and coated wire can be used to customize decks (Figure 7-4).