July 17, 2008
July 11, 2008
To ensure the durability and life span of the structure, the wood will be treated with environmentally sound borate foam to prevent termite infestation. The borate mineral salt (in foam form) diffuses into the wood providing immediate and residual protection preventing the insects from using the wood as a food source. Best of all it’s non-toxic and there’s no offgasing so the builders,occupants, and neighbors will remain happy and healthy.
All lumber used in the construction of the Go Green Home is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified. This guarantees that the wood is from a certified well-managed forest, encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. We know that logging still contributes to habitat destruction, water pollution, and displacement of indigenous peoples and wildlife, so by choosing FSC certified lumber we are guaranteeing that we are not supporting these practices.