The Climate-Shield™ Rain Screen Wood Siding System made its US Greenbuild debut in San Francisco and was extremely well received by architects, design professionals, green builders and construction professionals of all types. The Greenbuild Expo was once again a crucible of cutting edge building products and sustainable design technology and was a very well attended and successful show for attendees and exhibitors alike. It seems that there are significantly more people at this electrifying event every year and the excitement created by the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System was no exception to the passion of these green building and design professionals.
Architects and design professionals were enamored by the sustainable design concepts of the unique Climate-Shield Rain Screen System. One architect described the Climate-Shield System as "an elegant solution" to rain screen design and admired it for its simplicity and design flexibility. In addition to its ability to easily create horizontal, vertical and diagonal rainscreen designs, the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System can use a wide variety of sustainable wood siding materials. Among the most well received of the rainscreen wood siding options were; FSC Santa Maria hardwood, Ipe siding, Machiche wood siding and Garapa hardwood. All of these wood siding species are sustainably harvested hardwoods that ensure long term durability for the entire rainscreen system.
Green builders and construction professionals were captivated with the simplicity and ease of installation of the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System. Several builders who have previously installed rain screen wood siding using furring strips were impressed with the time savings and labor cost savings of the Climate-Shield System. Since the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Clip eliminates the need for any furring strips, and can be placed anywhere on the exterior structural sheathing, there are significant material savings as well. A rain screen clip can be placed at the end of each piece of wood siding, eliminating the need to cut off the end of the siding board to land on a furring strip.
With the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Wood Siding System, additional cost savings can be achieved by eliminating wood siding waste. By using all of the random length wood siding boards in a typical siding tally, material savings of 2.5% to 3% of the total cost of the siding are typical using the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Wood Siding System. On larger rain screen projects savings of $1,000 or more are not uncommon for Climate-Shield Rain Screen installations. This is not only good environmental stewardship; it makes good business sense, too.
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San Francisco, CA - The Greenbuild Expo is a major success and the passion here is incredible. There seem to be more people at this year's show than ever before. The vast array of green building products and sustainable design solutions is astounding. We have met with hundreds and hundreds of Greenbuild attendees already, and one thing is abundantly clear ... Santa Maria hardwood is a real winner. The enthusiasm for FSC Certified Santa Maria hardwood siding and decking is off the charts.
Architects and design professionals are letting us know how much they love the look of Santa Maria hardwood. The fact that Santa Maria can be stained a wide range of colors has created lots of excitement and has opened the doors to nearly limitless design flexibility. Green builders and construction professionals love the fact that Santa Maria hardwood is easy to work with and is very durable. Green builders and architects alike are raving about the affordability and beauty of Santa Maria hardwood (looks like genuine Mahogany but at a fraction of the cost). The fact that Santa Maria is an FSC Certified 100% Pure hardwood option is the coup de grace for many of these professionals.
FSC Santa Maria hardwood is an outstanding specification for rain screen projects where beauty, durability, affordability, sustainability and color options are required. When Santa Maria is used in a Climate-Shield Rain Screen System installation, you can combine sustainable design with sustainable building materials to create a project that will stand the test of time effectively and beautifully.
Santa Maria hardwood decking has been used successfully on exterior commercial walkways and boardwalks. FSC Santa Maria hardwood decking is also an exceptional green building material option for lower traffic areas such as residential decks, porches, verandas and other outdoor structures. Whether your exterior structure calls for a building product for horizontal or vertical surfaces, Santa Maria hardwood is a sustainable material option worth exploring.
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If you have never been to the Greenbuild Expo, here's your opportunity to attend this year's show in San Francisco. With its meteoric rise in popularity, the Greenbuild Expo is becoming somewhat of a phenomenon in the industry. Attendance at last year's Greenbuild show in Toronto rivaled the AIA Show, which has been the perennial leader of building and design industry trade shows. And why not? The Greenbuild Expo features the hottest and most cutting edge green building materials and methods available. Visit the Greenbuild Expo website for more information about this fresh and exciting event.
With the upsurge of interest in sustainable design in the architectural and green building communities, many environmentally focused manufacturers are hard at work creating greener and more sustainable products to meet the rising needs for these building materials. As a fully committed green building material supplier, we are no exception; we introduced the Climate-Shield™ Rain Screen Wood Siding System at last year's Greenbuild Expo in Toronto. This cutting edge, rainscreen system was recognized by EcoHome Magazine as one of the top ten most innovative products at Greenbuild. Many all-natural sustainably harvested wood architectural cladding materials are available for this amazing rainscreen system including Mataverde® Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa, FSC Machiche and now, FSC Santa Maria hardwood.
For the first time ever, we will be unveiling our newest sustainable wood species, Mataverde® FSC Certified 100% Pure Santa Maria hardwood. This beautiful hardwood species looks a lot like genuine Mahogany, but at a fraction of the price. As a medium-high density hardwood, Santa Maria can be stained to meet the color scheme for your design. Not only is Santa Maria wood gorgeous, but it's durable and highly stable, making it an excellent option for rain screen wood siding, porch flooring, residential decking and many other outdoor structures.
If you didn't see the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System at last year's Greenbuild Expo, why not visit us at this year's show and check it out? If you have seen the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System, you will be amazed to see the additional products we have developed to make design and installation of this amazing rainscreen system easier and more adaptable than ever before. Greenbuild is a "don't miss" show and we hope to see you there! Visit us at Booth 3586N at the Geenbuild Expo in San Francisco.
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FSC Certified Santa Maria hardwood is set to make its official debut at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Santa Maria is a multi-use exterior hardwood that can be used effectively for wood rain screen siding, wooden decks, porch flooring and many other sustainable design projects. FSC Santa Maria wood is a pale pink to beige color with some fine darker graining and looks a lot like genuine Mahogany. You can see FSC Certified 100% Pure Santa Maria Hardwood and many other green building products at Booth# 3586N at this year's Greenbuild 2012 Expo in San Francisco.
The Greenbuild Expo is quickly becoming the most popular and well attended show in the design and construction industries. With all the new green building products and techniques, it's no wonder why this event is being recognized as a major showplace to see new sustainable design options. The extremely versatile FSC Santa Maria hardwood species is just one example. Please free to visit us at the show. Visit the Greenbuild website for additional information about this amazing show.
When the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Wood Siding System was unveiled at the Greenbuild Expo in Toronto, it was recognized by EcoHome Magazine and others as a top new green building innovation. This year, the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System will unveil a variety of new innovations that make this sustainable design system even more adaptable to many design conditions. Santa Maria hardwood can be used as a rain screen wood siding material with the Climate-Shield System.
Santa Maria hardwood is economically harvested, highly durable, beautiful, long lasting and versatile. Our Santa Maria wood is kiln dried and also quartersawn. These drying schedules and milling methods ensure that Santa Maria hardwood is very stable, with minimal movement. As a medium density hardwood, Santa Maria wood can be stained to a wide palette of colors, making it very multi-purpose in any number of design schemes. Whether you choose FSC Santa Maria wood for decking, porch flooring, outdoor furniture, patterned siding or rain screen siding, it is sure to meet your needs, sustainably and beautifully.
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The Greenbuild Expo in Toronto was an energizing and exciting event. If you were there, then you know first hand how big the show was and how many interesting new products were displayed. If you missed Greenbuild, please allow me to fill you in on a few highlights. Members of the design and construction communities were out in force and were well represented by their colleagues. Over 1,000 suppliers exhibited the latest sustainable products and technology on the market.
While we received a lot of interest in our Climate-Shield Rain Screen Wood Siding system, one of the hardwood species that drew a surprisingly high amount of attention (in our opinion) at the Greenbuild Expo was Cumaru decking and Cumaru rain screen siding. We thought that more design and construction professionals were aware of the advantages that Cumaru lumber and Cumaru decking offer the design community. The Greenbuild Expo served as an excellent starting point to get the good news out about Cumaru hardwood.
Architects and design professionals were intrigued by the extremely high density and strength characteristics of Cumaru hardwood lumber. Cumaru decking and Cumaru lumber are nearly as hard and strong as Ipe decking and Ipe lumber. Cumaru decking, Cumaru siding and Cumaru lumber actually exhibit a slightly higher density than Ipe hardwood.
Green builders were excited about the reddish brown coloration and exotic graining appearance of Cumaru decking and Cumaru rain screen siding. Both design and green construction professionals were also impressed with the affordability of Cumaru decking, Cumaru siding and Cumaru lumber. While Cumaru decking and Cumaru siding have many characteristics similar to Ipe decking and ipe siding, one area where Cumaru is the clear cut winner is the initial pricing. Cumaru decking and Cumaru siding are available with FSC Certification and other sustainable methods.
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