SOURCE: Centennial Woods

November 13, 2008 17:04 ET

Centennial Woods' "Green" Siding Featured in 2008 Southern Living Idea House

LARAMIE, WY--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - Centennial Woods, the Laramie-based company that maintains and then reclaims Wyoming snowfence for interior and exterior residential and commercial use around the world, announced today that its exterior siding product has been featured on the 2008 Southern Living Idea House in Whisper Mountain near Asheville, North Carolina.

-- The Southern Living Idea House is USGBC LEED Gold and Healthy Built Home Gold certified

-- It features a main home as well as a garage and carriage house

-- The garage and carriage house is wrapped by 2,000 linear feet of Centennial Woods reclaimed Wyoming snowfence siding and houses a two car garage, a guest suite on the first and second levels complete with living, dining, kitchen, bedroom, full bath and a third floor sleeping loft.

-- In addition to Centennial Woods Reclaimed Wyoming Snowfence siding, carriage house green features include a solar hot water system with additional exchange coil tied into HVAC for space heating, solar electric system that sells power back to local electric company, reflective metal roof, living roof on garage, rainwater catchment system used to flush toilets, alternative pest control measures, native species landscaping, low-flow faucets and dual flush toilets, FSC certified wood used in built-ins and cabinetry, non-toxic paint, recycled glass and leather tiles, plyboo and kirei sorghum board, American Clay plaster, Low-E windows, and Energy Star appliances and lighting fixtures.

"When I first saw the snowfence being installed I knew that this material was going to enhance the entire design of the Idea House," said Frank Craige, Idea House manager for Southern Living magazine "The texture was the first thing that caught my eye. The weathered tones of grays, deep shadow lines of the shiplap application and natural wood grain mixed to give a superior look and feel."

"When EcoBuilders was selected to design the Southern Living Idea House, we began gathering materials and products that aligned with our architectural vision and green mission. Centennial Woods reclaimed snowfence was an immediate and obvious choice for the exterior of the carriage house. We used 2,000 linear feet in a horizontal format and it looks fantastic," said Josh Scala, general manager at EcoBuilders of Asheville, North Carolina.

"Interestingly, we also used local barn wood for a few interior rooms," said Scala. "That's when it became very clear that Centennial Woods reclaimed snowfence is far superior -- in form and function -- to barn wood. It is consistent in size and strength, color and texture, and every board is clean and dry." Ecobuilders built North Carolina's first Healthy Built Home in 2003. Since then, 100 percent of the company's homes have been third-party green certified.

About Centennial Woods

Since 1999, Centennial Woods LLC has been maintaining and harvesting snowfence from the mountainsides and open prairies of Wyoming for second use inside and outside residential and commercial properties. The company has spent the last decade building its brand and developing an international market for this green Wyoming export. To date, Centennial Woods has reclaimed 5 million linear feet, the equivalent of 85 miles, keeping more than 4,700 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere and saving the state of Wyoming more than $9 million dollars.

Centennial Woods' reclaimed wood is naturally dried for decades by one of the state's greatest natural resources -- the Wyoming wind -- which produces an intensely beautiful, perfectly dried, strong and true reclaimed board. Centennial Woods is a member of the US Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org) and is proud to be one of Wyoming's great green products. Learn more on the web at www.centennialwoods.com.

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