Green building is growing ever more popular all over the world. The gold standard in green building is LEED. One way to earn LEED points is using FSC® Certified material. FSC® stands for the Forest Stewardship Council™. They make sure that lumber is harvested, milled, and transported in an environmentally friendly manner from the forest to the end user. FSC® lumber can be a little hard to find, but Bayou City Lumber keeps FSC® material in stock. All of our sales associates are very knowledgeable about FSC® lumber and the LEED system. In particular, our sales associate Aaron Presley has achieved LEED Green Associate status, so we’ll be able to answer any questions you have about LEED or FSC®.
The Environmental Advantages of Forest Stewardship Council Certified Lumber
[Posted on February 22nd, 2013 by Aaron Presley]
Green building is one of the most booming industrial niches in the country. In fact, approximately 20 percent of new residential homes and 25 percent of new commercial construction projects in 2012 utilized green building techniques. Many of these projects used FSC lumber, and it is designated by McGraw-Hill as the greenest building product available. Every new construction project that incorporates green building products and techniques makes a positive impact on the overall global footprint of the construction industry, and these products are generally rated as either comparable or superior to non-green products. In other words, you can reduce the amount of harmful toxins that are emitted into the air while also receiving a new home or building that is tough enough to last for an extremely long time. Due to these factors, it is truly in everyone's best interests to use green buildings materials such as FSC lumber.
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