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January Newsletter: Global Risks Report

Deconstruction Junction

In January we started a new and exciting project. We have partnered with a local design and build company, Regen, to take on our first deconstruction project. Deconstruction is when you take apart a building piece by piece to salvage and reuse the items rather then demolish them and send them to a landfill. So far we have been able to harvest a lot of unique period items from this 1900’s house. I can’t believe the craftsmanship and effort that was put into building this house, which makes me more proud to pay homage to the builder and to preserve what we can. Most items are made from beautiful old growth real wood, glass, and metal. There is a distinct absence of plastic, particle board, and other common materials we see everywhere in our houses today. So far we have some awesome hardware, doors, and antique pieces. Over the next few weeks we will look to add windows, fir tongue and groove, and a whole bunch of ship lap. Yes, Like the thing Chip and Joanna Gaines popularized. Ship lap is actually how they used to sheath houses, and that’s exactly where it’s coming from. If you have any questions about the process let me know.

Global Risk Report 2020

Every year the world economic forum lays out that they perceive to be the biggest economic risks for our planet for the year. The risks range from tech, to political, and everything in between. These risks are measured on both their likelihood of happening and the impact they will have if they do happen. The reason the report made our newsletter this year is because the top world risks nearly all fall in the environmental category. As an environmental company this is very important to us. The issues we are trying to combat are no longer just about protecting our environment, they have elevated to true global risks. I am happy they are getting the attention they deserve, especially from businesses and governments with real power for change. I thought it was important to share this information with all of you, enjoy the data below.

Source: World Economic Forum Global Risks Perception Survey 2019-2020 , Swiss Re Institute (2019) , Asahi Shimbun (2018)
Source: World Economic Forum Global Risks Perception Survey 2019-2020 , Swiss Re Institute (2019) , Asahi Shimbun (2018)
Source: World Economic Forum Global Risks Perception Survey 2019-2020 , Swiss Re Institute (2019) , Asahi Shimbun (2018)

Product Highlight – 48 Picture Windows

Our product highlight this month can help you let some more light into your life. As shown above, we have a full lot of picture windows to find a home for. These big boys come in at 79.5 inches tall and 35.5 inches wide. And I know you were going to ask so yes, they are tempered glass. These picture windows don’t have much in the way of hardware as they do not open or close, but make up for it in price. Made by Alside, these windows would work great for anyone building a greenhouse, apartment building, or commercial office space (I hear employees work better with more natural light). We have 48 windows in total, crated in 3 units of 16. These windows are brand new, never installed and are off a job site that isn’t even complete yet. The specs are above, let me know if I can answer any more questions for you!

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