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Greening of Detroit – Working Together For the Future

By Guest Blogger, July 7, 2014

By Guest Blogger: Howard Lindberg Chair, Michigan SFI Implementation Committee, and Senior Resource Forester, Plum Creek The other week I was excited to be a part of The Greening of Detroit’s 2014 Citizen Forester Program, where 138 volunteers, 24 Citizen Forester volunteers, and 10 staff turned out on a Saturday to roll up their sleeves…

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – Benefits for State Lands in Minnesota

By Guest Blogger, April 25, 2012

By Guest Blogger: Robert S. Tomlinson Manager of Strategic Land Asset Management, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources The U.S. Green Building Copuncil (USGBC) is about to begin the fourth public comment period on draft credit language for LEED 2012. Respected organizations are calling on USGBC to recognize all credible certification programs used in North America through…

The Future Is Now – USGBC’s Decisions Can Sustain Our Forests

By Kathy, March 26, 2012

It’s been close to a month since Draft 3 of the new LEED 2012 language was released, and my initial reaction has not changed. I’m pleased to see there are credits specific for whole building Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations, and I look forward to seeing how these credits get accessed moving forward. …

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – “No Certification Program Can Credibly Claim to be ‘Best’ “

By Guest Blogger, March 14, 2012

C. Randall (Randy) Dye President National Association of State Foresters The U.S. Green Building Council is inviting comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. In this post,…

The Value of SFI Certification

By Guest Blogger, January 12, 2011

Linda Casey, Alabama’s State Forester and a member of the SFI External Review Panel, talks about the benefits of SFI certification in her state. In Alabama, we take great pride in the fact that our implementation rate for best management practices stands at 97 percent. A recent review by the Southern Group of State Foresters…