Wolseley will build "Sustainable Building Center"

Wolseley, the United Kingdom-based parent of Stock Building Supply, will build an interactive showcase for sustainable building materials near its headquarters in Leamington Spa, England.

Called the “SBC,” the center is meant to serve as a “focal point for Wolseley’s sustainable products strategy,” the company said.

The project will bring together numerous energy-efficient and recycled products available across Wolseley's brands. Sustainable products will be incorporated in all elements of the building, including walls, windows, lighting and landscaping.

All of the sustainable materials used in the construction of the building, as well as those to be displayed inside, will be commercially available through Wolseley’s dealers. The Wolseley Web site also will offer updates on the project while it’s underway.

Wolseley had 2006 sales of more than $25 billion. Raleigh, N.C.-based Stock Building Supply now operates 321 locations in 34 states, with reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2006.

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