Forest Stewardship Council

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Certified Lumber Bodies Battle For Identity, Recognition

Lumber certification groups battle for identity and brand recognition. More

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Proposed LEED Language Expands Recognition of Certified Lumber

If adopted, the revision will allow products from multiple certification bodies to qualify for points under the LEED rating system. More

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Ready for Prime Time

As This Old House producer Deborah Hood says, people no longer need view green as experimental or expensive. "We're learning that green is basically just good planning and smart building." And green remodelers echo that sentiment. They're as likely to use words such as "high-performance" when talking about their green work, so interwoven are the concepts. More

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Sustainable Cabinets

Designers and homeowners have a range of green cabinet options to choose from. More

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84 Lumber Expands into the FSC-Certified Wood Market, Selling Eco-Friendly Products

Twenty-six locations operated by 84 Lumber Co., one of the nationís leading lumber dealers, now are selling Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood. The FSC Chain of Custody Certification ensures that wood products meet the organizationís rigid standards from raw materials through processing, transformation, manufacturing, and distribution. The FSC, whose board includes lumber companies and dealers and environmentalists, coordinates the development of forest management standards throughout the United States. More

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ProWatch: Going for the Green

The National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Green Building Council have locked horns over which of their respective green building standards should dominate residential construction. This confrontation, regardless of its outcome, presents another opportunity for pro dealers to stake their claim in a burgeoning trend toward eco-friendlier home building that, if more states have their way, will be mandated. More

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Hardwood Flooring's Green Message Grows on Pros and Consumers

As recently as a year ago, Epcon Communities was not specifying hardwood flooring... More

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Engineered Lumber's Green Attributes Provide Another Selling Point

When Trus Joist introduced the first engineered I-joist in 1969, it wasn't to save... More

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Finding Eco-Friendly Wood Now Easier

The Certified Forest Products Council (CFPC) has launched a new Web site ( that makes it easier to find and purchase lumber harvested using sustainable, environmentally friendly methods. The FSC's certification is the only one that earns points in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System. More

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