Certified lumber

Certified lumber

General shorthand term for lumber that has been certified sustainable harvest by an independent certification authority. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is the independent authority recognized in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. The underlying guidelines are for preservation of a diverse sustainable forest that exhibits the same ecological characteristics as a healthy natural forest.
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56) by the Ministry of Construction (MoC) forced 2 by 4 builders to use only JAS certified lumber (JAS 600 for dimensional lumber and JAS 701 for finger-jointed lumber) for the frame parts of 2 by 4 constructions.
If you're planning to build a home or undertake some other large project, seeking out certified lumber is ecologically wise and impactful.
Currently it is occupied by an operating business, Boro Park Certified Lumber & Home Center, but will be delivered vacant at closing.
These homes use a variety of green techniques, like *Dual flush toilets *Low VOC paints *Formaldehyde free insulation *Forest Council (FC) certified lumber, which comes from forests managed with sustainable methods *2x6 wall studs, which allow greater spacing between studs to save lumber wood and make the walls thicker for more insulation *Ventilation systems wrapped and sealed to prevent heat and air conditioning from leaking out.
We're proud of the fact that we use FSC certified lumber, LED lighting, low VOC paint, and Energy Star appliances," said Rosatti, adding that each location also uses aluminum trays and cups made of recycled corn.
Her husband, Lawrence Wheeler, first worked as a logger, then later became a certified lumber inspector.
The certified lumber costs more compared to standard grade lumber a person buys at a lumber yard.
Home Depot and Lowe's, for example, are requesting certified lumber.
We have chosen low-impact materials like FSC certified lumber and plywood when possible.
With impeccably green qualifications combining a commitment to leading-edge design and an aspiration to be a "working model of sustainability in the Clayoquot UNESCO Biosphere Reserve," Cedar Corner, one would assume, should have been built with certified lumber.
Now, he and his wife, Donna Pascoe, are building and designing eco-friendly homes, made with certified lumber, composting toilets, photovoltaic panels, recycled materials, and modestly sized floor plans.
Certification -- using independent parties to certify that companies have produced wood and wood products under sustainable conditions -- is gaining momentum throughout the industry as mega-retailers such as Home Depot pay premiums for certified lumber.
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