“A ‘green’ building is a building that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment. Green buildings preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life.” – The World Green Building Council
New Hampshire forests have been providing sustainable forest products since the first cargo of ship masts was shipped to the Royal Navy in 1634. Today, it is estimated that New Hampshire annually produces $1.4 billion of diverse forest products. Wood building products are energy efficient, cost effective, aesthetically pleasing yet sustainable to our environment. SFI certification by our members ensures that these products are responsibly managed and sourced.
Only 11% of the world’s forests are 3rd party certified as sustainably managed. SFI is the largest single forest certification in the world thus representing one of the largest and diverse supplies of sustainably managed forest products recognized by major green building systems.
SFI certified sustainable forest products are abundant, help reduce waste, fight climate change while protecting and providing habitat, clean air and water.
To learn more about using SFI certified forest products in green building projects please visit: https://www.forests.org/better-building-solutions/