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FSC certified wood carries the FSC certification labels
Wood and organic materials

All about FSC certified lumber & wood products - Why FSC certification is important

...FSC certifications for wood products: FSC 100% - This label uses products that are made from 100% virgin material sourced from FSC certified forests. FSC Mix - This label uses a combination of virgin wood from an FSC certified forest, recycled/reclaimed materials and FSC controlled wood. FSC Recycled - This lab...

Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

...FSC certified, and provided by our sponsor Kott Lumber . Kott engineered the plans for us , supplying detailed framing documents including a cut list for each framing member. We were also provided with a wood order to match, along with pre-cut lengths whenever possible. This gave us multiple points towards LEED certi...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...FSC* wood would cost (we are assured) not more than 20% more, possibly less. Depending on the species of wood of course, this price difference could vary quite a bit. For the purposes of this article, the doors in FSC lumber have been penciled in at $2448. * FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wood products do not aff...

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certifies wood comes from a sustainably managed forest , so FSC labelled wood is always preferred. Where to buy wood: Wherever you live in Canada, there is without a doubt wood being harvested not too far away. If you want to ensure your wood qualifies in some sense as 'local', you ...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...FSC Certified wood © elementalbuilding.com RONA for example is a Canadian-owned company that has made a commitment to offer only FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wood products, a major move to bring responsibly harvested products to the mainstream marketplace. Wood carrying the FSC logo has passed a 3rd party ind...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...FSC Certified solid wood cabinetry High efficiency toilets Pre-wiring for electric vehicle charging Beachaus I is now waiting for its final certification of LEED Platinum from the Canada Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system t...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wood or EnergyStar windows. When can I advertise my LEED home? Once you have enrolled in the LEED program with the CaGBC , you can promote the home as "Registered with LEED Canada for Homes". A project is not LEED certified until it has been issued final approval by the CaGBC. Is ...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...FSC wood', that refers to Forest Stewardship Council , an international certification program that promotes the sustainable and responsible harvesting of wood. Choosing FSC products promotes the market for responsible forestry management. Engineered hardwood floors: Engineered wood is comprised of several layers of...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...FSC-certified tropical woods: Provide proof that any tropical woods found in the home are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. 3.1 Construction waste management planning: Investigate and document local options for diversion (e.g. recycling, reuse) of all anticipated major constituents of the project waste ...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...FSC certified wood: Engineered wood products for framing homes Engineered wood requires more processing than standard wood. As may be expected, engineered wood is more expensive than the types described above, and has a higher embodied energy given that it undergoes multiple transformations. Even so, it has man...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...FSC certified woods and formaldehyde-free plywood boxes, and that's even before choosing Sustainable kitchen countertops , starting first of all with finding something you like to look at and to work on. But in order to like something, it will have to last. If it ends up with burn marks, cuts and stains, it will quickl...