Content about Certified wood

August 6, 2012

BlueLinx Corp. has earned a renewal of its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (COC) certification from the Rainforest Alliance. The distributor has been FSC COC certified since 2007, and the renewal extends through July 2017.

March 7, 2012

SFI Inc., the non-profit organization that oversees the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program, has issued a statement criticizing the third and latest draft of LEED 2012 for only issuing LEED points or credits for certified wood that is “FSC or better.”

SFI maintains that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which administers the LEED program, continues to put up artificial barriers, shutting out 75% of North America’s forests that are certified by programs other than the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

August 24, 2008

The U.S. Green Building Council is re-evaluating the way it awards LEED credits for certified...

January 13, 2008

When MeadClark Lumber began setting up a wholesale division for green building materials, the Northern...

December 27, 2007

The 34-unit midwestern chain has certified all of its lumberyards through the Rainforest Alliance SmartWood...

November 18, 2007

Outside the hotel, protestors held signs declaring, “Protesting Forests is Everyone’s Business.” Inside the hotel,...