Environmental Building News

From the article: Bark Cladding is First Cradle to Cradle Platinum Product Cradle to Cradle Platinum Certification sets a very high bar for sustainability. A decade in, Bark House shingles are the first to make the grade. Cradle to Cradle (C2C) was the first certification to attempt to define in 2005 what sustainability might look … Continued

Designing a Business – Inspired By Nature Part 3

Water Stewardship No water is used in the manufacturing of Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles and Wall Coverings.  This is a big deal given that the Industry sector uses 5% of US fresh-water according to the EPA  and the manufacturing of wood is a major part of that.   The US Department of Interior Geological Survey website states:  “The industries that produce metals, wood and paper products, chemicals, gasoline … Continued

Designing a Business Beautifully – Inspired By Nature Part 1

Healthy Buildings Start with Pure Materials – Sourced and Manufactured Responsibly Cradle To Cradle Material Health PLATINUM Certificate Products with the Bark House® brand have been designed following nature’s inspiration since company inception in 1990. Bark House® Poplar Shingles and Wall Coverings are 100% natural and pass California Air Quality VOC Standards.  The bark of the tree is naturally designed to provide … Continued

Touchdown!

Close up of the poplar bark shingle wall covering at the Bronco's VIP lounge
Super Bowl Win Starts At Home More than 114 million American football fans watched the Super Bowl this year.  Winning teams and team owners know the importance of fans during game day.  So what do fans care about?  After home team wins and between touchdowns and beer runs, they want ease of movement, good seats … Continued

Media “Touching on” Bark Wall Coverings

The 3D texture Poplar bark wall covering begs to be touched
Over 100 Well Positioned Media Outlets have featured The Bark House®. Below, you will find exceprts about the compelling nature of touch, texture and connection created when designing with the company’s Bark Wall Coverings. The attraction is unmistakable. There is also a short list of BLOGs talking about The Bark House®. Full articles and blogs … Continued

The Rare and Elusive Bark Panel

For years, Ryan and I have tried to explain to folks how incredibly difficult it is to harvest our Poplar Bark Panels. I have always said “one in a thousand trees” to push the point. Last year we decided to follow one of our favorite logging crews into the forest to try to film the … Continued

gb&d Magazine Features Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles

Project: Child’s Play at U of Chicago Childcare Center Architect: Larry Kearns, AIA, Principal, Wheeler Kearns Architects , Chicago, Illinois General Contractor: Leopardo Companies Magazine or Media Feature: gb&d Magazine Blog: gb&d Material World Location: University of Chicago, Childcare Center Style: Modern-Rustic / Urban-Nature Product Integration: Poplar Bark Shingles , Laminated Project Awards: 2015 – USGBC Emerald Award / Green Building Innovation, 2014 – National AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Excellence Award, … Continued