Many homeowners who ask for "green" remodeling think they're only going to get a reduction in their energy bills. On the contrary, green remodelers make sure that along with the building systems, their product selections make the most of green principles. For wood materials, such as flooring, cabinetry, and even structural members, using products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an ideal sourcing criterion.
FSC-certified products are born in sustainably managed forests and meet the organization's standards from production through consumption. As an international organization operating in more than 50 countries, even exotic wood species can be FSC-certified. Page through the slide show at left for a range of FSC-certified products available around the industry.