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FSC-certified wood is ingrained in rating systems like LEED, but rival SFI has a revised standard. Can it show it’s just as good on the issues that matter most?
You’ve seen FSC and SFI labels on wood products. Most often, you’ve seen no label at all. Here’s a green guide to each one.
Green Building News
An Oregon nonprofit is seeking to suspend Plum Creek’s SFI certificate in Oregon due to legal violations. The company says it has already addressed the issues.
Multifamily building developers and owners now have a greater financial incentive to pursue green certifications: they’ll be rewarded by Fannie Mae
Knowing the chemical ingredients in a product’s supply chain just makes good business sense, according to a United Nations report.
A new study shows biofiltration systems save the lives of salmon and the insects they prey on. How’s that for a stormwater quality metric?
GSA is asking for advice on how it should use LEED and keep up with the marketplace.
Does that HPD meet LEED v4 credit requirements? Soon, you can just look for the logo to find out.
Product News & Reviews
More trade groups are publishing industry-wide environmental product declarations to meet LEED v4 requirements.
International Wastewater’s heat pumps provide heating or cooling using sewage and don’t require dual plumbing.
Three lounge seating manufacturers have been certified to BIFMA e3 level 3, but tracking chemicals of concern in these products is still a challenge.
HFOs usher in a new era of refrigerants and foam insulation blowing agents with low global warming potential.