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Forest Stewardship Council.
Across the country and around the world, thousands of buildings use FSC certification as a way to ensure that the wood materials used support responsible management of forests, keeping them intact and healthy for the people and animals who depend on them.
The world’s most respected corporate brands, institutions, governments, and
commercial and residential builders are increasingly demanding Forest
Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood in construction projects so that
they can tell an impeccable sustainability story. Across North America,
thousands of companies make FSC-certified construction products — from lumber
and plywood to windows and doors, and everything in-between. And every year, the
Awards’ Design &
Build category celebrates projects that make the most innovative and extensive
use of FSC-certified materials.
for the 2020 Awards, we wanted to highlight a few standout projects from the
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Today, there are more than 207 million hectares of forests certified to the FSC
standard, and 41,000+ forest product manufacturers FSC-certified in more than 90
countries — including the United States, and the global system is growing
rapidly. Across the country and around the world, thousands of buildings use FSC
certification as a way to ensure that the wood materials used support
responsible management of forests, keeping them intact and healthy for the
people and animals who depend on them.
These are only some of the many benefits gained by specifying and using
FSC-certified wood in building projects. If you have a great recent project in
mind, nominate it for this year’s FSC Design & Build
Or you can learn more about the benefits of using FSC-certified
wood, or find FSC-certified
construction materials near you.
Published May 11, 2020 8am EDT / 5am PDT / 1pm BST / 2pm CEST
Brad Kahn joined Forest Stewardship Council US as communications director in 2010, where he manages organizational communications and outreach. From media relations and policy translation to green building and research focused on the forest carbon benefits of FSC practices, Brad helps communicate FSC’s impacts to a wide array of audiences. For the past 20 years Brad has worked in communications, serving nonprofit organizations focused on environmental issues. He has a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. in economics from Brown.
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