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Green Basics & Blogs From Green Building Advisor

Green Building Advisor logo has a free email newsletter that has some excellent information on Green Basics, Green Homes, Strategies & Tips, and Q&A, as well as some excellent blogs. You don’t need to be a GBAPro member to access this wide array of materials, with the exception of the individual product reviews in their Product Guide.

Their latest feature is a great piece called “Ten Green Building Myths” that also has links to a related article for each of those myths. Check it out!

National Lumber is a Certified Green Dealer and an FSC Certified lumberyard who can serve you with all your green building materials and other needs. Check out the Green Initiatives page on our website!

Green Building Advisor

As far as sustainable construction issues, a long ago quote from H.G. Wells seems to apply: “we are drowning in information, but starving for knowledge.

National Lumber wants to help you gain the valuable knowledge you need in the most efficient and effective way possible. To make these valuable resources more affordable for you, customers of the National Lumber Family of Companies are eligible for a 33% discount off the price of GBA Pro membership when you use our special link to the Green Building Advisor website to join.

In the opinion of Steve Linsky, National Lumber’s Green Building Coordinator, is “the best website in the building industry for a combination of pure construction detail info and sustainable construction programs and ideas.” is a comprehensive encyclopedia on the topic from two of the most respected names in the business: Taunton Press, publisher of Fine Homebuilding and Building Green, publisher Environmental Building News and the GreenSpec Directory of green building products.

This special offer puts all of at your finger tips.

  • Complete Access. A GBA Pro membership gives you complete access to, the online depth resource for builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners interested in building and remodeling high-quality, healthy, energy-efficient homes.
  • Wealth of Information. contains a wealth of green building information: over 1000 downloadable construction details, a green building encyclopedia full of how-to and why information, product listings and reviews, helpful building strategies, green home case studies, the latest news, a community of construction experts, opinions from our advisory staff and a content management tool to save items to your personal account. Access to all this is available to GBA Pro members.

We believe that you will find this to be invaluable information that will help your business to grow more prosperously in 2010. is the most comprehensive source for green building information available. Features include a Green Building Encyclopedia, a Construction Detail library with over 1,000 details, Green Building Strategies, help with codes, business advice and more.

You’ll find everything from technical articles to background info on LEED-Homes and the NAHB Green Building Standard. General information is free, but the most valuable resources are in a subscriber-only section called GBA Pro:

  • Over 1,500 reviews of products in 23 categories from the GreenSpec Guide to Residential Building Materials;
  • Over 1,000 construction details you can download as DWG files and import into your CAD system, or as PDFs to print and give to customers;
  • A project management tool called My GBA that lets you compile and save information on specific topics

Builders, architects, and trades people usually pay $149.95 for membership, but you only pay $99.95. Better yet, membership is risk free – your credit card will not be charged until after the 10-day trial period has expired. It’s easy to join. Just follow the link below and try it out for 10 days.

Start your 10-day trial period now and get started on your next green building project armed with the knowledge you need to be successful.

Click here to get started

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