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Sustainable Building with SFI CertifiedWood

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This article addresses why architects and their clients should ask for certified wood products, which drives the growth of healthy forests and healthy communities. The article also examines the growing interest in green building legislation and government action to recognize the value of all forest certification programs. These government actions are aimed to provide incentives to local products used in green building projects while providing a market incentive for landowners to adopt or maintain sustainable forest practices.


Describe the benefits of SFI certification and the references or endorsements of the SFI program in major green-building standards and forestry industry programs.
List the main elements of the SFI certification, and explain how they differ from other forestry product standards.
Explain how the SFI standard impacts conservation and economic development efforts by groups including family farmers, indigenous peoples and state and local governments.
Discuss the impact of the SFI standard on green building projects and research into forestry and related topics.

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