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LEED Recognition for SFI and ATFS Is Good News for Forests and the Communities that Rely on Them

By Guest Blogger, April 14, 2016

Guest bloggers: Republican Representative Gregg Harper of Mississippi and Democratic Representative Kurt Schrader of Oregon When it comes to the health of our nation’s forests and the communities that depend on them, we occupy common ground. Another thing we share is our respect for the U.S. Green Building Council’s decision to create a pathway for…

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Best news for forests that I’ve heard in a long, long time

By Guest Blogger, April 13, 2016

Guest blogger: Chuck Leavell, family forest owner and keyboardist for the Rolling Stones Creating a new pathway for family forest owners to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points is some of the best news for forests that I’ve heard in a long, long time. The U.S. Green Building Council should be congratulated…

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LEED Recognition for SFI Will Help Improve Water Quality and Conserve Biodiversity

By Guest Blogger, April 12, 2016

Guest blogger: Greg Siekaniec CEO, Ducks Unlimited Canada and SFI Vice Chair At Ducks Unlimited Canada, our goal is to ensure abundant wetlands, waterfowl, and associated wildlife for generations to come while also improving Canadian lives. Our conservation efforts focus on a wide landscape because waterfowl and other birds are migratory. We do important conservation…

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New LEED compliance path creates market opportunity for responsibly managed forests

By Guest Blogger, April 11, 2016

Guest blog by: Doyle R. Simons President and CEO Weyerhaeuser Company The U.S. Green Building Council’s decision to recognize the SFI Standards is good news for forests and great news for green building. Opening another sustainable path for earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits means people who want to build with sustainably…

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LEED Recognition for SFI Gets a Big Thumbs Up from Organized Labour

By Guest Blogger, April 8, 2016

Guest blogger: Bob Matters, Chair, United Steelworkers-Wood Council and SFI board member representing the social sector I have been a rank and file International Woodworkers of America woodworker and now Steelworkers member since the age of 18 when I was hired at a lumber and planer mill in British Columbia. My almost 40-year career has…

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Hallelujah! Forest Certification Recognized in LEED for Its Role in Promoting Legal, Responsible and Certified Sources

By Kathy, April 7, 2016

The entire forest community is celebrating some huge news. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has created a pathway for forests certified to SFI to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits through a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and help…