FSC Socially Responsible Forestry, Pt. 1

March 31, 2011

The FSC takes many factors into consideration before certifying any type of lumber with its seal. One such factor includes policies that are respectful toward the indigenous communities who inhabit the land where the lumber is being harvested. The FSC provides policy guidance that interprets the national and sub-national standards in simplified terms. These help

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Building a Deck – Think Redwood

August 5, 2010

Redwood decks have long been prized for their beauty, but did you know they are an environmentally sound choice for decking material? According to the California Redwood Association “Roughly 90 percent of product-producing redwood forests are certified sustainable under FSC or SFI, and all redwood products come from California. When you choose redwood, you’re choosing

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On Purchasing Sustainably Harvested Wood

April 24, 2010

Business-ethics.com recently responded to a reader who asked the question, “Which woods can I purchase without harming forests?” The short answer is, of course, to look for sustainably harvested woods, or even to seek out salvaged or reclaimed wood. Because, as the article states, “Wood products are essential to modern life. Without wood we wouldn’t

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Eco-Labels 101

April 20, 2010

Thanks to our friends at Inhabitat.com for enlightening their readers as to the mechanics behind the ever-evolving list of green certifications out there. See their excerpt below for explanations: FSC CERTIFIED (Forest Stewardship Council) – This certification accredits forest managers, manufacturing companies, and controlled wood products that exhibit responsible consumption of forest products. FSC is

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What is Certified Lumber?

March 1, 2010

“Of all the terminology used when discussing green products, sustainability might be most often misunderstood. Sustainability has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; a definition created in 1987 at the World Commission on Environment and Development, a division

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Greening the Building Shell

February 8, 2010

“Way beyond VOCs, recycled content and driving hybrids, by far the greenest thing you can do is design a high-integrity thermal envelope so your structure consumes as little fuel as possible for heating and cooling,” according to an article in Residential Design & Build magazine. Beyond using non-toxic, sustainably harvested materials that don’t consume a

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Green Certification

December 14, 2009

Schutte Lumber Company has been assessed by third party certifier SGS, and has passed the rigorous process of becoming an FSC Chain of Custody certified supplier. We can now provide the certified products our customers require for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified projects. Please contact one of our sales associates for more information and product

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