VISTA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that Flying Point Development Inc. has ordered their first Eco Red Shield Protected Lumber "whole-house" package for a new custom home in excess of nine thousand square feet to be built in the historic town of Water Mill, New York http://watermillmuseum.org/. This Flying Point Development project will be managed by JP Spano Building Corp. whom only began framing their first Eco Red Shield project in Westhampton, New York late last week. Upon ECOB successfully delivering the previous "whole-house" pack to the eastern Long Island region, Joe Spano, President of JP Spano Building Corp., quickly realized his desire to be a part of this growing Defensive Building movement, and has called for the certification of his building crews under the guidelines of Eco's Defensive Partner certification program.
Joe Spano, President of JP Spano Building Corp. commented that "Serving as the Project Manager for the upcoming Water Mill project, and in light of the recent NBC News http://youtu.be/23R-VwTch0Q, our Industry is in the midst of shifting towards Defensive Building Practices because these Brick and Mortar guys are onto something big. I recognize the value of Eco's Advanced Framing Lumber, especially after seeing what this technology can do when applied to a combustible Christmas tree. Having this capability afforded to me as a Custom Builder further enables me to build exceptionally resilient homes that can withstand future climate change related storms and moisture related problems, and could serve as a stepping stone into the realization and value of carbon credits. Eco's 'Cut Once Concept' is founded on sustainable principles relating to the defense of harvested timber, and the potential carbon value associated with protecting lumber from 'cradle to cradle' via ECOB's eco-friendly Red Shield coatings." Visit this link to view Joe's recent Interview: http://youtu.be/Hk7osfxczR0.
Quick research shows that one acre of forested land can sequester up to 5 tons of carbon dioxide a year. One acre of Douglas-fir contains up to 17,000 cubic feet of timber or 100,000 board feet of usable wood. The average American house is 2,400 square feet and uses around 30,000 board feet of lumber as framing, boarding and roofing. In 2009, the worst year for the lumber industry since the Great Depression, 7.2 billion board feet of lumber was used in construction and repairs. In the years since 2009, the Country has seen a huge increase to these numbers, but we will stick with 2009, as it offers a very conservative estimate.
Climate related fires and storms like Sandy and others along with the growing population of termites and other wood-boring insects are a rising problem in the United States. With the climate getting warmer, termites are taking advantage of their less restricted region of influence. Each year the USDA estimates over $2 billion worth of damage is done to wood structures in the country by termites alone. The total amount of wood purchased to replace damage done by insects is a statistic that is difficult to ascertain, as is quantifying the amount of sequestered carbon dioxide termites release from the lumber they eat. It is not hard to predict that the number is staggering and growing.
Forgive the amount of numbers and statistics, but as countries and companies are starting to quantify carbon offsets, numbers are all important. Further, it is necessary to understand the scope of the preventable consumption of lumber in the United States annually. Through the expansion of Eco's footprint, and especially the furthering of education about defending all the lumber instead of just the sill plate with Eco's technology, our availability in multiple regions will enable us to greatly reduce the amount of trees we remove from forests if the consumer recognizes that the choice to build with Defensive Lumber could have as great an impact as the choice we make to recycle. Every year billions of board feet of lumber are used to replace damage done to houses and wood-framed structures by climate change storms, flooding, fire, rot, mold, and wood-boring insects.
Steve Conboy, President & CEO of Eco Building Products stated that "As a nation that is becoming ever more conscious of our carbon footprint, it is strange that we so wantonly use wood that does not guard against these wholly preventable yet highly damaging influences up until now, as this Eco Red Shield footprint is growing. As mentioned previously, Eco set out a long time ago with its Cut Once Program, before the Green Movement even started to protect reforestation programs and the consumption from things that destroy wood fiber strength in American wood-framed buildings. Up until now, US Building Codes, other than in Hawaii, have mandated that only one component of framing lumber in homes be defensive against termites and fungal decay. Since most of the treated lumber on this planet is used for landscaping timbers and other exterior 'ground contact' uses, Eco has set out to educate the need to defend ALL the lumber in a home against fire while providing protection in support of the lateral engineering values that defend against ground movement and high wind events."
About Eco Building Products, Inc.
Eco Building Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of treated wood products that are protected against fire, mold/mycotoxins, fungus, rot-decay, wood ingesting insects and termites by our proprietary eco-friendly chemistry utilizing ECOB WoodSurfaceFilmTM and FRC™ technology (Fire Retardant Coating) leading the world on Defensive Innovations through the implementation of defensive building practices. Eco Building Products' Global Defensive Vision is to foster environmental stewardship, respect reforestation programs, and consider the carbon footprint and recycling efforts as we forge forward in the protection of homeowners and builders. We believe that in conjunction with these endeavors, Eco Building Products will have a positive impact on U.S. export business as supported by factory-built housing managed by American Veterans, demonstrating once again to America's youth that working in the Building Trades is an honorable vocation.
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