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Forest Product Certification, Sustainability and Today#s Building Markets

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12/31/1969    
  


  




  

        
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The last couple of decades have seen remarkable progress toward the greening of the forest products industry and of the building industry. Not surprisingly, the two trends are linked, and not only because the latter encourages the former. In both cases, voluntarystandards and certification have been instrumental in driving market transformation to sustainability.

Objectives

1.) Describe what a leadership standard is and how it relates to green building certification.
2.) List typical requirements of forest management and chain-of-custody in the forest product certification process.
3.) Discuss how to achieve the LEED credits for environmentally preferable wood and wood products.
4.) Explain techniques for ensuring that wood used for green building projects is from certified sources.

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