New ‘green’ building methods extracted from the past

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: Stephen Lane, founder and CEO of Ark Woods and Services Co. LLC in East Providence, says the southern longleaf yellow pine his company specializes in is already milled, so it requires less processing, thereby reducing carbon emission. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
To reduce the environmental impact of new construction, property owners, architects and commercial builders are looking back in time, using materials and techniques that were more common in the Colonial era. Green building, in other words, doesn’t have to involve modern technology. It can revolve around the reuse of salvaged wood that was hundreds of…

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