Green Resources – Links

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international, non-profit organization established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

A resource tool created and managed by the FSC to provide multiple search options for procuring certified materials and protecting the Chain of Custody (CoC) through the construction process.

The Rainforest Alliance pioneered the concept of responsible forestry certification in 1989 and has since certified to Forest Stewardship Council standards more than 190 million acres (76 million hectares) in more than 78 countries around the world. We are FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

The Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) is a program that is governed by an independent board of directors that insures forests ore being managed in a sustainable manner.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a Green Building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is one of the prominent rating systems that encompass a group of standards for environmentally sustainable construction.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has developed its Model Green Home Building Guidelines that are quickly emerging as the standard for residential green design and construction.

The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers’ Association (KCMA) has developed its new Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) to encourage industry policies and practices that benefit the environment and the wellbeing of society.

Scientific Certification Services (SCS) developed its Forest Conservation Program in 1991 and has since emerged as a leading certifier of forest management operations and wood products manufacturers.

California Air Resources Board (CARB) was established by California’s legislature in 1967 to attain and maintain healthy air quality. CARB has established a set of guidelines to regulate the amount of formaldehyde emissions allowed in the construction of products in the state.