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Milan Design Week welcomes Norwegian Presence to Zona Tortona
DOGA partners with Kebony to celebrate Norwegian design on the world stage Kebony is delighted to announce that it is exhibiting at the world famous Milan Design Week which began yesterday and will continue this week until the 22 April. Widely recognised for attracting and...
The Wharf DC
Internationally renowned sustainable timber demonstrates versatility Operating on a global scale with distributors in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and America, Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, has continued its expansion throughout the United...
Victorian terrace receives contemporary revival
Charred Kebony Cladding by Shou Sugi Ban perfectly finishes state-of-the-art extension Located in Walthamstow, the Black Ridge House forms part of the Warner Estate, home to well-designed and well-built properties renowned for their distinctive character. Designed by Neil...
Baltimore’s Eager Park anchors mixed-use project with public space near Johns Hopkins Hospital
Designed by Mahan Rykiel, the Six-Acre Park Will Be the Centerpiece of Community’s Wellness Brand, Utilizing Sustainable Building Materials Eager Park, the six-acre public space created in conjunction with a world-class biotech center linked to Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened...
Yeti® opens new global headquarters - Located in Austin, Texas, its new home stays true to the company’s progressive mission, using a variety of sustainable building materials in its construction
Located in Austin, Texas, its new home stays true to the company’s progressive mission, using a variety of sustainable building materials in its construction Fast-growing outdoor brand YETI Coolers LLC recently opened the doors of its brand-new global headquarters in Austin, a...
Historical site entices birdwatchers worldwide
Kebony observatory offers 360° viewpoint Remotely located on the tip of Askøy, an island north of Bergen, the Birdwatching Tower has been sensitively designed by Norwegian architecture firm, LJB. The bird observatory is positioned in Herdla, an area renowned for its wide and...
Increase the value of your home with a Kebony deck
Increase the value of your home with a Kebony deck! A beautiful outdoor space is one of the most important assets for every home. A great deck can increase the value of your home far more than the initial investment cost. There are many decking materials that look good in the...
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Benches are one of the most popular seating options for public spaces, particularly in outdoor settings. Bench seats are a bit more flexible than chairs, offering more seating space and added utility. Commercial park benches also have an advantage when it comes to having...
Matthew Hodjera Technical and Special Projects Manager for Kebony US
Matthew Hodjera joins Kebony U.S. Kebony today announced the appointment of Matthew Hodjera to the position of technical and special projects manager for the United States, according to Kebony U.S. manager Andy Hehl. Hodjera, who’s had a professional relationship with Kebony...
home renovation ideas
Every new year brings momentum for change and 2018 is the perfect time to finally get around to renovating your home. Home renovations can range from smaller DIY-appropriate projects that may only take up a weekend to larger more intensive remodels that will likely require the...
deck renovation
Spending time outdoors in your backyard with friends and family is much more enjoyable when you have a beautiful, welcoming deck to relax or entertain guests on. Classic wood decks add quite a bit of value to a home and when properly constructed can potentially last for up to 15...
Hemsedal Suites welcomes alpine guests
Norway’s top ski resort embraces innovative Kebony-cladding Centrally located in Hemsedal, Norway’s top ski resort and home to the highest ski lift in Scandinavia, Hemsedal Suites has now opened its doors to guests, offering the very best for skiers and snowboarders. Designed by...
wood roofs
There is something incredibly charming about wooden roofs, but many homeowners shy from the idea out of fear of high maintenance needs. Thankfully Kebony has the perfect real wood material to use for wooden roofs, due to its reduced care requirements and increased durability...
DC Wharf’s recreational pier highlights sustainable materials, unique landscape architecture, and unconventional carpentry
DC Wharf’s recreational pier highlights sustainable materials, unique landscape architecture, and unconventional carpentry The Recreational Pier of Washington’s newly redeveloped southwest waterfront, dubbed “The Wharf,” has opened, highlighting a combination of sustainable...
17 Modern Wood Deck Design Ideas
A wood deck is a classic feature for homes and businesses alike, serving as an ideal outdoor entertainment area. Designing a wood deck can be done very simply with great results, but consider how a modern style combined with a bit of creativity can turn an otherwise plain deck...
Spectacular hillside house inspired by cluster design
Spectacular hillside house inspired by cluster design Located an hour north of Oslo, on a majestic hillside facing the Norwegian woods and Mjøsa Lake, lies the Gjøvik house. Imaginatively created by Norm Architects, the house comprises of six overlapping cubes clad with Kebony,...
5 Things to Consider When Residing Your House
Exterior design is an important part of creating an inviting, attractive home. After all, it is the outside of your home that serves as a first impression. One of the most effective ways of improving the look of your property is to reside your home. Damaged siding undoubtedly...
Futuristic family home comprises all ‘The Elements’
Kebony completes spectacular Hampshire house Located in Hampshire within close proximity to the River Hamble, this remarkable new-build family home provides substantial entertainment space, designed by local architects AR Design Studio. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by...
Valley Villa by Arches and John Ruskin Street by David Stanley confirmed as winners at the Surface Design Show
Valley Villa and John Ruskin Street confirmed as winners at the Surface Design Show Kebony has been announced as the winner for two categories, Sustainable Exterior Surface and Housing Exterior Surface, at the prestigious 2018 Surface Design Awards. The awards recognise the most...
Selecting the Best Low Maintenance House Siding
When selecting new siding for your home there is one factor that is even more important than aesthetics or durability, and that is the maintenance requirements. It is all too easy for homeowners to get sold on the look and durability of a siding product, not realizing that some...
snow and ice removal wood deck
The winter season is certainly a beautiful time of the year, synonymous with snowy landscapes and the holiday season. However, it can also be a stressful time for homeowners struggling to stay on top of snow removal and ice prevention. While shoveling walkways and the driveway...
2018 Global Cleantech 100 list recognises Kebony for the 7th time
Kebony wins “Europe and Israel Company of the Year” Award Kebony announces it has been named in the prestigious 2018 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose research and events services keep its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading...
solar deck lights
There is nothing that quite sets off the natural beauty of classic wood decks like the right choice of lighting. Not only is deck lighting important for safety, but it also helps create a more relaxing and useful atmosphere for entertaining. Many advancements have been made in...
wood interior design
Wood is not only an important material used structurally in architecture, but also a timeless element to feature in interior design. Few materials are as versatile and adaptable, making aspects of wood interior design present in everything from rustic, country homes right up to...
Preikestolen cabin provides safe haven for hikers
Kebony to the rescue Strategically positioned halfway between Preikestolen’s official trekking start point and Pulpit Rock - one of Norway’s most visited tourist attractions offering spectacular views over the Lysefjord - a cabin has been constructed to provide a safe shelter...
content marketing deck builders
Marketing isn’t what it used to be. When your grandfather ran a deck building business and wanted to attract new customers, he’d put an ad in the paper or send out a mailer. But in the hyper-connected, internet-based world we live in today, you have to think differently. In our...
Small House Exterior Design Ideas
Small homes are often the most challenging yet rewarding homes to design, but with the minimalism movement leaving many people wanting to downsize, these compact dwellings are becoming more popular. Small homes can be just as stunning as the average size home, and perhaps even...
Valley Villa by Arches wins Residential Architect Design Awards
Photography © Arches Kebony and Arches celebrate Valley Villa’s recent award win Valley Villa by Arches , a contemporary, eco-friendly villa clad in sustainable Kebony wood, has been announced as a winner for the Residential Architect Design Award for the category Custom Home...
deck decor ideas
For many the winter season isn't just about chilly weather and snow, but rather is a festive time for holidays and spending time with loved ones. One way of spreading some cheer, whether holiday related or not, is to update the decor on your deck. After all, the deck or patio...
improve your deck business
As a deck builder your primary goal for your business is to not just get by, but really make true success while creating beautiful outdoor spaces for your customers. When it comes to solid business practices there is no room for complacency. Far too many decking builders reach a...
Canada's first funicular opens in Edmonton
Photography by Brock Kryton Canada’s first funicular, officially named ‘the 100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout’, has now opened as an attraction to members of the public in downtown Edmonton. Designed in its entirety by Dialog Design , this $24 million project...
decking trends for 2018
Decks are an incredibly important part of a home, serving as a place of entertainment as well as relaxation. Despite them being a place where a lot of time is spent, it seems as though decking trends aren't always as inventive as other aspect of exterior design. Thankfully this...
Ian Bennett winning Kebony wood sculpture competition
Winner announcement of 2017 sculpture competition Kebony partnered with the University of East London to provide Fine Art and Architecture students with an opportunity to examine and discover the inherent qualities of Kebony by developing their own proposition for a sculpture...
creating comfort zones in your backyard space
Your backyard space is an important area of your home, both from a personal standpoint as well as when considering increasing the value of your property. Sadly many homeowners only do the bare basics of landscaping, decking, or perhaps install a pool, but leave it at that. It...
Kebony Clear used as cladding on The Brokery, Phoenix
Photography by Bill Timmerman for Studio Ma Studio Ma Completes Innovative Co-Working Real Estate Office The Brokery , an innovative real estate co-working office in the heart of the desirable Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, recently completed construction, according to...
restaurant with modified wood siding
Every restaurateur understands the significance of creating an atmosphere that enhances the overall experience of their restaurant for their patrons. Going out for a meal is often a social event and often times the ambience of the restaurant is just as impactful as the food...
Charred Kebony by Shou Sugi Ban in Rhoda Restaurant Hong Kong by Joyce Wang
Photography © Lit Ma and Dennis Lo Charred Kebony by Shou Sugi Ban for award-winning Rhoda Restaurant The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards announced Rhoda Restaurant in Hong Kong as the Winner in the category Asia Restaurant. Charred Kebony “Minami No” by Shou Sugi Ban was...
Kebony cladding completes Denmark’s sustainable visitor attraction
Kebony cladding completes Denmark’s sustainable visitor attraction The world’s first ‘Biological House’ has opened its doors to visitors and sets a new high standard for eco-friendly buildings. The leading forces behind this innovative build, Een til Een , built the house in...
decks and hot tubs
There are few things that can enhance your deck and your experience of it like a hot tub. As decks become more frequent additions to homes and properties, more homeowners are beginning to add onto their decks with built in benches, gazebos, pergolas, and equipment like hot tubs...
The Archive House embraces environmental design and creative thinking
The Archive House embraces environmental design and creative thinking Located in the Innovation Park (Ipark) at Ullandhaug, Stavanger, the Archive House has been imaginatively designed by Lund+Slaatto Arkitekters to provide a 14,000 sq. m. cultural research centre which includes...
passive house design ideas
Picture : Kathrine Sørgård The art of designing homes and residential buildings with energy efficiency in mind isn't new, but there is one particular style that is increasing in popularity - the Passive House. Also referred to as Passivhaus, this style of building design...
UEL students use Kebony wood for sculpture competition in London
Five students from UEL in the running to create new sculpture for London Kebony has partnered with the University of East London (UEL) to provide Fine Art and Architecture students with an opportunity to examine and discover the inherent qualities of Kebony, enabling them to...
exterior home design ideas
Natural wood may be the classic choice for home siding but don't let that fool you into thinking wood is boring or predictable. Here are 36 examples of extraordinary houses made even more stunning with their creative uses of real wood. 1. An Origami Inspired Wooden Facade The...
Washington’s Apollo apartments offer major amenities on historic site
Photos © Sean O'Rourke Photography Washington’s Apollo apartments offer major amenities on historic site Near the epicenter of Washington, DC’s H Street, the newly constructed Apollo Apartments were designed to capture the excitement of the early 20th Century Apollo Theater,...
Kebony cladding used to improve the farmer's house
Pictures © Martin Gardner Farmhouse redefined with a new contemporary addition Set on a private estate in the most western part of the South Downs National Park, an exceptional renovation has taken place transforming the existing property, which had been subject to a number of...
digital marketing for decking contractors
What if you could bring in a steady stream of qualified leads actively looking for a decking contractor? Week in. Week out. On autopilot. With online marketing, this vision is not only attainable but can be accomplished in a relatively short timeframe. Very few decking...
Top Architecture Firm Blogs
Do a search for “Architecture blog” and you’ll get roughly 237 million results. Forgive our slang, but ain’t nobody got time for that. Luckily, here at Kebony, we’ve sought out the top architecture firm blogs and we’re here to give you the inside scoop on who’s the cream of the...
Modified Wood is The Best Option for Your Deck
Modified wood is quickly becoming a premium decking material for residential homes as well as commercial settings. Nearly everyone can appreciate the natural beauty of wood decks, yet many also will agree that the high maintenance associated with them is a main reason for...
landscape architecture trends
Landscape architecture helps to define outdoor spaces, making them not only more user friendly and accessible, but also more aesthetically pleasing as well. More public spaces from city bus stops to waterfront parks are taking the time to hire landscape architects to help them...
Modified Wood Siding vs Vinyl Siding
The way that your siding looks and performs has a tremendous impact on the rest of your property. From curb appeal to protection from the elements, siding has an important role to play on any home. That may be why so many homeowners are constantly searching for the right type of...
Samppalinna Pool renewed with Kebony Wood
Photos: © Aki Aro Outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pool restored to former glory with Kebony cladding Centrally located in Turku, Finland’s oldest city, the Samppalinna outdoor pool and its associated facilities recently underwent a complete facelift. Architect Mikko Lemmetti,...
25 MODERN HOME EXTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS
1. Floating Home Architect : Timo Urala Photo by : Jörgen Ulvgård This spectacular three-story floating home showcases a classic modern design that maintains a strong connection with its natural environment. It’s an impressive collaboration of floating construction specialists...
Bring out your inner Samurai with a super sleek, razor sharp TOG knife. The brainchild of British designer Bert Beagley-Brown, these breathtakingly sharp and innovative blades are forged in Seki City, the Samurai sword capital of Japan, and handmade using techniques inspired by ancient sword-making methods.
New Kebony carving knife now available from TOG Knives Bring out your inner Samurai with a super sleek, razor sharp TOG knife . The brainchild of British designer Bert Beagley-Brown, these breathtakingly sharp and innovative blades are forged in Seki City, the Samurai sword...
shou sugi ban wood siding
Trends in architecture don't alway revolve around new ideas, but occasionally nod to the past by bringing ancient techniques back to life with improved technology. A growing trend that is a perfect example of this is Shou Sugi Ban. Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese...
Kebony reveals hidden gem in Hankø, Norway. A beautiful bath house that blends harmoniously with nature.
Pictures © Patric Katzman Charming Bath House adapts to life on the island Oslotre , a Norwegian architect firm and specialist in timber construction, has carefully designed a charming Bath House on the beautiful island of Hankø off Fredrikstad. The Bath House, affectionately...
Kebony decking receives ICC certification for its Kebony Clear Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine decking products
Tested and Evaluated by ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), Kebony Clear Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine Decking Comply with Both IRC and IBC Codes for Preservative-Treated Wood, Structural Integrity and Decay-Resistance. Kebony® announced it has received International Code...
Beautiful Ibiza villa employs invisible terrace decking system by Exterpark using Kebony wood
Pioneering decking system provides beauty and comfort for private terrace Mario Rodriguez and his team at Yvyra , which specialises in wood floorings, have recently completed the installation of a Kebony roof terrace for an impressive private villa located in Vista Alegra, on...
Villa Sval, Kebony wood cladding, The Future of Architecture
Images by Per Erik Jæger State-of-the-art self-build comprises 9,000 metres of Kebony Henning Kongshavn Frønsdal, Architect at LINK Arkitektur , one of Scandinavia’s most prestigious architectural firms, has recently completed his own self-build project located on the outskirts...
floating dock design
As the popularity of boating and watersports grows, so does the need for marinas and docking areas to grow and expand their capacity to harbor boats. And with only so much real estate available on existing docks, marinas and waterfront properties, expansion can be a difficult...
Taylor Young awarded "40 under 40"
Kebony USA's Taylor Young was designated a Wood Industry 40 Under 40 winner for the Class of 2017 . He received his award shortly after making a presentation at the Leadership Forum at AWFS show in Las Vegas on July, 19th, 2017. The AWFS is one of North America's largest...
wood terrace design ideas
The word terrace comes from the Latin word for “earth”, meaning a structure that is built or raised up from the earth. Over the years, terraces have undergone significant transformations, with the term becoming synonymous with any type of structure that links the outdoors with...
Social media for architects
You know that social media is a vital part of your marketing campaign, but there are so many different platforms out there, each requiring a slightly different approach. Where should you spend your time and how do you make the most of your social media accounts? First things...
sustainable wood facades
In recent surveys of architects and builders, construction industry influencers were asked what they thought the most popular trends would be in 2017. Overwhelmingly, most people surveyed felt that green building design and sustainable features were going to be amongst those...
Kebony partners with University of East London
Fine Art students put their design skills to the test to create new sculpture for London Kebony announces an exciting partnership with the University of East London (UEL) . Twenty innovative, experimental and materials-led Fine Art students have been provided with an opportunity...
modified wood
Modified wood stretches the boundaries of what wood in its natural state is capable of doing. The U.S.D.A.’s National Forest Service Library defines modified wood as “wood that is processed by chemical treatment, compression, or other means, with or without heat, to impart...
deck builder blogs
Here at Kebony, we know decking and we’ve combed the web to bring you the top 30 blogs from the deck and other contractors who are at the top of their game. These blogs stand out from the crowd with high-quality, educational and just plain interesting posts. Whether you’re a...
Kebony cladding blends seamlessly into natural rock
Photography by Per Erik Jæger With the vision to ‘face the world’, the Homan family have created a perfect property for their family, located on the island of Hvasser. Owing to the island’s dramatic weather and the cabin’s exposed position by the sea a low maintenance wood which...
Sustainable Architecture
1. Open Rainscreen Architect : NOMA Arkitekter Photo by : Jean Lorentzen, Petter Nordahl Insulation is essential for managing the interior temperature of a building. But there are further measures you can take with your wall assemblies to make passive heating and cooling work...
Blue Forest Create Tree-mendous Tree House in Kebony Wood at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017
Photography © Alexander Whittle Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting a luxury, handcrafted tree house at the RHS Chelsea Flower 2017 . The tree house made from Kebony , a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, will offer...
Natural Bath receives sustainable renovation with Kebony wood
Pictures © Balteschwiler / Thomas Wilper Kebony wood comes to the rescue of severely damaged public pool Located in Germany on the banks of the River Rhine, the natural bath of Murg recently underwent a complete facelift and was fitted out with newly designed larch piers, stairs...
Marine Wood Decking
For many years, most boat, yacht, and marine docks were built out of teak, a tropical hardwood that holds up well to the wet environment that is integral with the boating industry. Teak is not a sustainable hardwood, however, with diminishing forests putting it on an endangered...
Social Media Post Ideas for Deck Builders
You probably already know that social media is good for business – and not just businesses geared to the young and smartphone-savvy. Everyone uses social media today, including your potential clients. If you’re thinking “I’m a deck contractor, not a selfie-taking teenager! How...
Kebony Launches New AEC Daily Course
There are few fields out there that allow you to stop your education once you attain your credentials. Like many professionals, architects find that in order to stay on top of their game, they need to continue their education, working on credits toward their accreditation, while...
rot resistant wood
Natural wood for both exterior and interior applications has become one of the most popular products for architects, designers and homeowners. Most who are investing in things like cladding, decking or fencing will acknowledge that their first preference is to use a natural wood...
FSC-Certified Wood
Known as the mark of responsible forestry, you’ll find the FSC label on many wood products that you can buy for your home. Those who are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable options for their homes may already be seeking out this label, while others may simply want to know...
Wood Siding
Wood siding enhances any home no matter what style of property it’s installed on. For many people, the look and feel of real wood is truly what makes a house a home. For that reason, in addition to improved durability with technological advancements like modified wood siding, it...
School Building Architectural
Natural wood siding and building materials have beneficial properties no matter where they are found on a building. Wood is renewable, sustainable and studies show that wood can have many positive effects on the health of those working or studying in the area. For students and...
Boardwalk Decking Construction
Whether in a private or public setting, boardwalks often serve as focal points along any waterfront property, enabling residents, tourists, homeowners and guests to access and enjoy the water. When it comes to building a boardwalk there are many different styles, construction...
Modern Exterior Cladding
Contemporary architecture and facades are growing in popularity across the country. Clean lines and simple designs are among those attributes most commonly requested by homebuyers and homeowners for both the interior and exterior of the home. We’ve been seeing a particular...
Kebony wood cladding adopts a fiery charred and brushed finish by Shou Sugi Ban
Shou Sugi Ban , a UK based manufacturer of charred timber products, has selected Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, to create a distinctive modified timber cladding using the ancient Japanese techniques of burning, brushing or pre-weathering timber to...
Habitree and Kebony celebrate European Product Design Award win
Habitree , made from sustainable Kebony wood, has been announced as a winner of the European Product Design Award for the category Interior Products/Decoration. This award recognises the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with...
Shiplap Cladding
With the rise and popularity of HGTV’s Fixer Upper has also come a rise in popularity of wood shiplap cladding. Named for its original use as a ship siding, shiplap cladding can be found in many homes both inside and out. It’s clean lines with no overlap make it a popular...
6 Tips for a Natural and Creative Terrace Design
The garden is fast becoming an important part of every home. The right material and high quality design can be integral to making your hub of escapism unique, comfortable, and able to stand the test of time. Here is a list of six expert tips to create the perfect deck: 1. Use...
Boat Dock Construction
In many instances, boat docks are built very similarly to traditional decks. They have the same weight distribution, along with the same beams, joists and decking. There are a few differences, however, to help account for the placement of the dock and the fact that a portion of...
rainscreen siding
If you live in an area with significant rainfall each year, you’ve probably dealt with the issues that it can cause. Rotting of the wood behind the siding of a home is a common issue in areas with higher moisture levels. Like many issues, prevention is a far better alternative...
rooftop decking
These 7 inspirational rooftop decking and terrace designs are meant to help motivate you in the creation of newer and more innovative designs of your own.
Kebony wins prestigious Foreign Investment Trophy
Kebony becomes the first winner of the Newcomer of the Year award Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, celebrates another successful award win, receiving the Foreign Investment Trophy for ‘Newcomer of the Year’. Awarded by Flanders Investment & Trade,...
3 ways deck contractors can grow profits
The summer construction season has ended, making it the perfect time to begin planning for the year ahead. What steps will you take to replicate – or even top – the success you’ve had so far in 2016? If you’re still looking for answers, check out these three tips to make 2017...
wood pool deck
Pool decks come in a wide range of materials, including concrete, natural stone and wood. Most people who have experienced these different materials will know that wooden pool decks offer several, very important advantages to the user.
interior wood cladding
These five variations of interior wood cladding will help give you an idea of what may be possible for your commercial or residential interiors.
How to choose the best low-maintenance deck for your home
In 2014, nearly one in four homes built featured a deck – and for good reason. From cooking out to gathering with friends and family, a deck makes it easy to enjoy good weather all year long. Better yet, you can recoup about 80 percent of the cost of a deck when you sell your...
wood walkway
Good landscaping can add as much as 20 percent to a property’s value. Part of that landscaping includes a way to access it, whether through walkways, paths or cultivated areas. Many people make great use of the area close to their home or building by installing wooden decks and...
wood deck
Wood is the number one preferred material for decking according to the majority of home and business owners surveyed. Wood decking has a natural beauty and a warm, inviting appeal that enhances whatever area it’s installed near. Wood is also incredibly versatile, allowing you a...
With 2017 well underway, design and construction professionals have their sights set on the year ahead. And while it experienced mostly flat growth in 2016, the construction industry is projected to grow in 2017, with an estimated 5 percent increase in construction starts – for a total of $713 billion – by the end of the year.
With 2017 well underway, design and construction professionals have their sights set on the year ahead. And while it experienced mostly flat growth in 2016, the construction industry is projected to grow in 2017, with an estimated 5 percent increase in construction starts – for...
sustainable cladding material
The cladding you put on your home or building plays an important role in your home’s style, function and resale value. Not only does your the exterior help protect the structural integrity of your home, but it also serves as a unique opportunity to express your style and make a...
Starbucks is another brand that has drawn attention for its environmental efforts at locations around the world. Since beginning its work with the USGBC in 2005, the company has opened more than 1,000 LEED-certified locations in 20 countries, including two flagship LEED-certified stores in China. Starbucks has utilized several environmentally friendly materials to maintain the brand’s unique aesthetic, while keeping sustainability its top priority. For example, one location in Seattle used Kebony,
Since 1994, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) certification program has informed guests when office buildings, hospitals, schools and more meet the highest levels of sustainability and resource efficiency with a rating of...
Architects Vincenzo Marchese and Petter Nordahl have recently created an eye-catching library, clad in sustainable Kebony wood, by converting the second storey of a garage in Vestfold, Norway.
Kebony cladding for library hideaway Architects Vincenzo Marchese and Petter Nordahl have recently created an eye-catching library, clad in sustainable Kebony wood, by converting the second storey of a garage in Vestfold, Norway. The building has been given a new lease of life...
As with any other building material, both strengths and weaknesses define enhanced wood. High upfront costs, coupled with a lack of successful case studies, have dissuaded many from using sustainable wood to build renewable energy structures. Still though, sustainable wood has plenty to offer. From its unmatched beauty to a strength-to-weight ratio that exceeds that of metal, the benefits of sustainable wood make it an attractive option for renewable energy structures.
Widely recognized for the environmental benefits it introduces, renewable energy makes an equally significant impact on the global economy. For example, from 2002 to 2015, renewable programs in California created nearly 31,000 jobs focused on building and operating renewable...
Kebony, a Norwegian company that produces a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, today announced it has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), who keeps its audiences in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and all key players in sustainable innovation.
List Recognises the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology Kebony, a Norwegian company that produces a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, today announced it has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100 , produced by CTG ( Cleantech Group ), who...
sustainable decking low-maintenance
Sustainable decking is becoming a popular trend as people look at things like the high return on investment that a new deck can bring and the fact that any kind of renewable or sustainable material is likely be perceived favorably as well.

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