Posts Tagged 'certified green dealer'

Tax Incentive To Build Green

green building tax incentive helps put money back in your pocket

Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction puts money back in your pocket.

Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction

Have you taken advantage of the green building incentive yet? The Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction is set to expire on December 31, 2013. The program affords building owners deductions on qualifying energy-efficient upgrades done within the last six years. Real estate advocates are in the process of lobbying Congress to extend or expand the program. Read more about the green building incentive in this article by Bendix Anderson, NuWire Investor.

Have these deductions changed the way you or your clients plan buildings?

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Green Initiatives: E-mailed Statements and Invoices

In the spirit of being “Green”, we are reducing the number of items we print in the normal course of business.

The National Lumber Family of Companies have already converted office functions to paperless wherever possible. For example, reports are sent electronically. Vendor invoices, quotes and other inquiries are handled via electronic communication.
After careful planning, we are now able to e-mail customer invoices and monthly statements. It is our intention to do this for all customers. Many of you have already provided your e-mail addresses to us. If you want to confirm the e-mail address that will be used, or to sign up for the first time, please open this PDF file and print out the form on the second page. Customers receiving mailed monthly statements will also be receiving this form with their next statement.
Fill out the form and return it with your next payment and indicate that you are giving permission to use this e-mail address to send your statements and invoices. You can choose to receive e-mailed invoices as they occur or only monthly with your e-mailed statement.
We will continue to provide you with information via e-mail about upcoming events, special savings, new products, etc. from the National Lumber Family of Companies.
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personal information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We respect your privacy.
If you have any questions about receiving your monthly statements and invoices by e-mail, contact Anna Rice at arice@national-lumber.com or 508-339-8020 x643.
Thank you for your business.

Certified Green Dealer Program Launches New Website

The Certified Green Dealer Program, of which National Lumber is proudly a part, has this past week launched a brand new website. If you have any questions about green building, the certified experts at National Lumber can answer all your questions and provide you with the green building materials you need to meet LEED requirements.

But there is also a great page of green building links on the website that will be helpful to both contractors and homeowners.

Visit the Green Initiatives section of the National Lumber website for more information.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Leading the Way in Green Building

National Lumber is pleased to be involved with Green Life Smart Life in pioneering efforts to produce LEED-approved housing in New England. The innovative home featured shows how a real family can build in a smarter way that brings together green living, high-tech, and style.

Mike McDole, VP of Sales for National Lumber, points out that contrary to what most people think, the upfront costs added to a structure to make it more energy efficient and environmentally sound are actually minimal compared to the realized savings as soon as the home is occupied. For example, a 5% upcharge in the project can produce cost savings of up to 20% in annual energy savings or an average payback in 10 years while living in a quieter, more comfortable, healthier home.

The biggest challenge to suppliers such as National Lumber is “green-washing,” which is what corporations do to make themselves and their products look more environmentally-friendly than they really are. National Lumber has done the work to become FSC certified and a Certified Green Dealer. This means the staff is specially trained in green products, in addition to supplying them. Homeowners need to research their suppliers to be certain they are actually qualified to provide truly green products. The construction industry is still developing standards that must be met before a company can call its products “green”.  However, a few strong certification organizations such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), US Green Building Council, and NAHB’s (National Association of Home Builders) Green Building Program are making a difference.

Read Mike McDole’s complete interview at the link below, and look through the whole Green Life Smart Life website to see examples of how beautiful green living can be.

http://greenlifesmartlife.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/green-building-perspectives-national-lumber-company/


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