Channel Lumber has committed to serving the process of Green Building by investing in perhaps the largest inventory of wood products in the United States, that is Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). The Forest Stewardship Council is a global nonprofit that was created to promote responsible forest management worldwide. FSC ensures forest products are harvested in an environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically viable manner.
The FSC has developed a set of ten principles and 57 criteria that apply to FSC-certified forests around the world. To view the principles and criteria, visit the FSC Website.
Channel Lumber has been granted a FSC License code FSC-C023841 which allows us to supply FSC material to you project in compliance with LEED criteria, either mill direct or from our FSC Inventory. Please contact a Channel Lumber professional for accurate information regarding supplying FSC materials for your next LEED project.
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Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a system designed to address the entire building lifecycle, bringing attention to the best sustainable building strategies. The LEED program provides third-party verification of green building projects that satisfy prerequisites of design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings, homes, and neighborhoods.
LEED provides the framework that allows members of projects to choose sustainable solutions that contribute to an environmentally sound building process. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. By providing the framework, the goals, and the options, the USBGC is aiming to provide education, accessibility, and cost effective options to raise the bar and redefine the way we think of the construction of the places we live, work, and learn.
By working with Channel Lumber in the pre-construction process we can help with Value Engineering to achieve the most cost effective permanently installed wood products required for the MRc-7 and MRc-5 credits.
To view more information and different credit categories, visit the LEED Rating Systems page.