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Photo: Kenny Braun
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Green on the Inside

Michele and Michael's house doesn't just have environmentally friendly finishes and design. A lot of what makes it a five-star remodel are the systems and structural parts that use less energy, keep the house healthy, and cut down waste.

Finger-Jointed Studs
The upstairs addition was framed using finger-jointed studs, oriented strand board (OSB), and engineered lumber. All include waste wood or wood fibers, utilizing more of the tree.

Engineered lumber from Georgia-Pacific
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