Blue is Green, and Sometimes Green is Blue
I'm not color-blind, although perhaps your thought is just that from the title.
But blue IS green and sometimes green is really blue.
We're talking environmental stuff here, and in particular the wood framing for some houses springing up around San Diego, including Carlsbad.
What is a blue house is really a green house.
Eco-friendly, good for the environment. And good for reducing the incidence of those nasty termites, fungus, and mold.
This particular home is being built about a mile from my Carlsbad home.
It's called BluWood, developed by Woodsmart Solutions, Inc. in Boca Raton FL, and a number of homes have been built in the San Diego area using this fairly new wood product. The cost is greater on average, but when one balances increased lumber costs against the potential cost of termite damage alone, it makes a lot of sense.
And it seems to be catching on.
The local distributor/licensee is EcoBlueProducts, Inc. in Vista, CA. BluWood is coated with a non-toxic, eco-friendly substance that protects again mold, rot/decay, termites and value added fire. And a wide range of wood products are available for residential and commercial use. Right now BlluWood seems to be use only in custom homes, but my guess is we will see production builders getting on board in some communities.