Green Building

Where do your wood products come from?

Logs (© Monika Patel)© Monika PatelWood is a great building material; versatile, requires little (embodied) energy to produce, durable, and renewable - so long as you can be sure that it comes from a responsibly managed forest.

Rising Demand for Wood Products

As world population surges and economies grow, the demand for wood fibre is rising accordingly. The environmental impact of the building sector, where residential construction consumes almost half of North America's softwood, is of increasing concern to architects, builders and consumers. Ensuring the sustainability of our forests and reducing the impact of our activities is therefore of grave importance.

Why Choose FSC-certified Wood Products?

Customers are demanding that companies use wood products that come from a sustainable and responsible source. Industry leaders are delivering by building with FSC-certified wood, and changing their purchasing policies to specify FSC-certified products.

FSC certification connects consumers to healthy forests by tracking products from the forest to the shelf. All FSC products are verified by third-party Certification Bodies to meet FSC's rigorous requirements through the FSC Forest Management (FM) and Chain of Custody (CoC) certification systems. Every FSC-certified company receives a unique FSC code, which is found on every FSC product and can be tracked back to the company that produced that product.

The FSC is the only certification system recognized by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and Leadership (LEED®) green building program, and is being used in hundreds of projects across North America.

By choosing FSC-certified products, you are investing in our future. Protect wildlife habitat, ensure clean water, and keep forests healthy for generations to come.

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